Conversations With Kids: Gratitude

Conversations with Kids - Week 14

For parents and guardians where we give you prompts so that you can have more meaningful conversations with your children to help them build key characteristics such as mental toughness, resilience, confidence, creativity, focus and so on.  

A Question for your Kids

Why is “thank you” a wonderful word?

Conversations with kids gratitude


  • Gratitude

  • Empathy

Directions for Parents:

Saying thank you is something a lot of parents look to teach their children early in their lives, as it is seen as hugely important in many households, and rightly so. We want our kids to be grateful and not take things for granted. An attitude of gratitude is shown to have many benefits including better relationships, an ability to empathise as well as happier, more contented lives. Evidence suggests being a role model for your children can help them, so why not share what you are grateful for from this year to set the ball rolling. When doing so, relate it to your child’s life, sport or education.

Ideas for Kids:

  1. Who is the most helpful person you know and why?
  2. What is a fun way to say thank you?
  3. How do you feel, when I say thank you to you, when you do something nice for me?

If you would like to share your experiences as a sports parent or get insights regarding kids sport psychology, you may also wish to join David in The Sport Psychology Hub.

David Charlton Sports Psychologist

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Online Sports Psychologist for Kids who supports many youngsters and sports parents so that they have more fun and get the most from their talent across the globe from USA/Canada to Great Britain and Ireland to UAE, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, using ONLINE Video Conferencing.    

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence

Host of Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast

Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  

With over a decades’ experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to transfer their skills from training to competitive situations, under pressure.

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