Our Thankful Tree is filling up quickly at The Commons. This year we have added a fun twist to help parents highlight the importance appreciation to their children. In partnership with Conscious Box, we are giving away one free gift to every family who fills out a leave to add to our Thankful Tree.
While we illustrate the importance of thankfulness through social skills activities in all of our youth programs, it’s even more important to encourage parents to model that behavior. Research shows that his modeling, when showcased consistently to children by the different adults who influence them, will have profound positive impacts on their healthy emotional and social development.
When you stop in The Commons next, take a moment to read some of the thoughts shared by other families. Read them aloud to your children; engage them to think about some of the nice things others have shared and encourage them to think about the people and things that they are thankful for. You may be surprised in the responses you receive – so far we have!