7. Practice Gratitude
Studies have shown that gratitude is linked to positive feelings and happiness in kids. Teaching kids gratitude shows them all the things in their life that make them happy, it reminds them what is really important, and it reminds them to be thankful to others.
“Research on gratitude finds that it helps younger kids and at-risk students to be happier and more resilient,” says Emily Campbell, a research assistant for the Greater Good Science Center’s education program.