Establishing a regular gratitude practice has been shown to have many health benefits associated with it for kids. Just a few minutes a day can make a big positive change in your kid’s life. According to Dr. Robert Emmons, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, people who regularly engage in gratitude experience physical, psychological, and interpersonal benefits. His book cites gratitude as one of the best ways to increase your levels of happiness.
Some of the health benefits associated with putting this powerful emotion into play include:
- Increased levels of happiness
- A feeling of alertness
- More optimistic
- Being more helpful and compassionate
- Being more forgiving
- Lower blood pressure
- A better immune system
- Better sleep
- And more!
Gratitude allows us to celebrate the present and focus on the positives in our lives. It puts life into perspective for us. And it is not only adults who can enjoy these positive benefits! We’ve designed special gratitude journals for kids to encourage kids to get involved.
Nottai’s gratitude journals for kids are crafted to help children build a regular habit of practicing gratitude. Its colorful pages with fun prompts keep kids engaged to encourage them to continue practicing a few minutes of gratitude daily. The helpful prompts focus kids' thoughts and feelings, concentrating on the areas of gratitude, happiness, thankfulness and kindness. There is even some free space for and drawing on each page.
Check out our Kid’s Gratitude Journals page to find out more.