Instilling Gratitude A Work-In-Progress
Child India|December 2017

This human attribute doesn't come overnight. As geetika Sasan Bhandari, mom to Vaanya and Nysha, found out, you have to work at it, and keep reiterating it to your kids. But most importantly, you have to model it.

AS YOU get older and the rose tinted spectacles are discarded, you start to see the world in all its frailty. You see illness and terrorist attacks and death and realise how precious life is. Each day, you start to become more grateful for what you have and what all you didn’t have to go through in order to get where you are today. The best thing that you can do for your children, is to instil a sense of gratitude early on. It is important for your little ones to understand that it is not just a value or a moral lesson, but that instead, it is a life skill, a mindset—something that will help them navigate this imperfect world and hopefully lead more fulfilled, happier lives.

Here’s what I’ve done with my daughters and what I hope to do.

1. I insist on thank-yous

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