Friday, December 13, 2013

TEACH CHILDREN GRATITUDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Jen Groover And Daughters




With the holiday season in full swing, children are inundated with advertising and talk of toys and gifts, creating a seemingly endless stream of “I want’s.” It’s easy for children to forget about all the things, both material and immaterial, that they already have in their lives.



According to Empowerment Expert Jen Groover, it’s important to teach children to express gratitude at a young age, as gratitude is a powerful emotion that will help them find peace in trying times as they get older. Gratitude also teaches kids resiliency, which is one of the key components needed for success and happiness. Your viewers can help their kids appreciate all that they have with Jen Groover’s 5 Ways to Give Your Kid an Attitude of Gratitude:



· Give your child a gratitude journal. Encourage them to spend ten minutes each day writing or drawing about the people and things they are grateful for.



· Give thanks together. At dinner have everyone share what they are grateful for. Both kids and adults can write cards for or draw pictures of the people and things they are grateful for. Hang them up to remind you kids of all they have to be thankful for throughout the holiday season.



· Create a gratitude ritual. Set a time each day, whether at the dinner table or in bed, when you and your children can reflect on the day together and share all the little things they were thankful for that day.



· Be a gratitude role model. Gratitude isn't just for kids – Set an example by saying “please” and “thank you,” sharing generously, praising your children when they express gratitude, and showing how grateful you are for what you have when interacting with your children.



· Make a gratitude board. Help your kids to create a visual manifestation of their gratitude, such as a vision board or collage of the people and things they are thankful to have in their lives.



· Share the gift of giving. Help your kids to bake and decorate cookies or set aside gently used toys they no longer play with. Together, take a trip to donate them to those less fortunate and let your children experience how good it feels to bring joy to others.





ABOUT JEN GROOVER: Jen Groover is a highly sought after speaker, author, designer, television show host and media contributor, spokeswoman, inventor and advocate. Tagged by SUCCESS magazine as a “One-Woman Brand” and a “Creativity and Innovation Guru,” as well a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur magazine, Jen Groover’s success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag, and has not stopped since. Jen spring-boarded the Butler Bag’s success into an entire lifestyle brand, which led her to create subsequent lifestyle brands, including the recently launched “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand.



Based on Jen’s diverse experiences and her passion for inspiring others to realize their greatest potential, “Empowered by Jen Groover” comprises Jen’s 90 minute PBS special, “Empowered: Keys to Unlocking Your Unlimited Potential,” and forthcoming book, “Empowered: 30 Days to a More Empowered Life,” as well as a variety of consumer products that encompass her quotes and inspire people to live life with passion and purpose. The success and momentum of Jen Groover’s empowerment movement has led to the development of Jen’s upcoming, highly integrated tech platform, “Empowered for Purpose,” which will serve as a foundation for further expansion of the “Empowered by Jen Groover” movement and brand.



Jen is more than a more than a multifaceted, multitalented individual – she is, undoubtedly, a force to be reckoned with. Jen believes in active participation and lives by the belief that “if you are going to complain about something you better be willing to do something to inspire change”.



For more information about Jen Groover, please visit www.jengroover.com


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