We've partnered with Wuf Shanti, star of the Wuf Shanti TV show, to bring Wuf Shanti to life in the hearts and souls of children around the world.
Wuf Shanti is an adorable dog yoga character that travels the world and shares with children through yoga, fun, and great music, how to live mindfully, think like a yogi, look on the bright side of life, be kind to others, and live in gratitude.
How do I raise a grateful child?
Start a daily family gratitude practice.
Having an attitude of gratitude takes practice and consistency.
This month we're partnering with amazing kids, parents, and organizations around the world to inspire families to start their own daily gratitude practice.
We'll take you through the process step by step!
Here are the 3 simple steps you need to take to start a family gratitude practice:
1. Pick an activity your family does several times a day.
When starting a Daily Family Gratitude Practice, you want to make sure it's a fun and exciting experience for the whole family.
Pick an activity that your family does routinely several times a day, meal times and car rides are popular.
For example, if you pick car rides, leave a sticky note reminder on your steering wheel or in the rearview mirror.
2. Focus only on the activity or experience you just had.
A daily family gratitude practice will not only help you raise a grateful child, it helps children focus and be present in the moment.
If you choose car rides for your Daily Family Gratitude Practice, family members give gratitude about the activity or experience they just had.
Whether you're headed home from a trip to the grocery store, the library, school, or a theme park- gratitude focuses on the experience you just had.
"I am grateful that dad let me put the credit card in the machine to pay for the groceries."
"I am grateful to the cashier for giving me stickers."
"I am grateful to my kids who carried all the library books to the car."
Starting a family gratitude practice helps kids be present and focus on the positive aspects of the activity they're doing or experience they're having because they get to give their gratitude right after the event.
3. Stay consistent.
If you forget once, it's totally fine. Just make sure your reminders are in place and focus on the next opportunity.
After a few days, you'll find that the kids will automatically start the gratitude practice. They'll look forward to the giving gratitude experience, focus on being more present during events or activities, and truly become more grateful.
Make the Daily Family Gratitude Practice something fun to look forward to and in no time, you will be amazed at how Practicing Gratitude daily will change your life!
What are you grateful for today?