Thought Catalog: Teaching Kids About Gratitude

Posted June 9, 2014 by jimhigley

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I’m proud to be a featured Parenting Contributor on Thought Catalog. If you haven’t heard of Thought Catalog, it’s “one part diary, one part humor, one part intellectual musings, one part sentimentalism, one part pop culture, one part experimentalism. It is a mixed bag of content from many different voices, from writers who have been published by the likes of Slate, The New York Times, The Paris Review…”

I’m happy to be part of the Thought Catalog family. And I hope you enjoy some of my work there.

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I want many things for my children. But at the top of the list — after doing this dad thing for many years — is a sense of gratitude.

And by “gratitude” I mean more than saying “thank you.”

I’m talking about experiencing a feeling deep inside one’s soul. “Feeling” being the operative word in that last sentence.

Am I raising children who feel?

I’ve wanted many things for my children over the course of their life. But here’s what I’ve come to learn has lasting value: (READ MORE…)

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