Thankful Kids...a recipe.
2 or more willing and engaged caregivers (grandparents, aunts, uncles, and best friends applicable)
1 durable home
willingness to learn along the way
Take the children and shower them in love. Allow them to make mistakes. Help them to solve problems. Heal them only when they are unable to heal themselves. Let them take chances so that they can learn. Follow through on punishment consistently. Do not overindulge them by giving them things that they do not need. Teach them respect through the example of respecting others. Teach them the value of hard work by presenting them with reasonable challenges. Teach them kindness by being kind to your fellow man. Be honest with them. Hug them and kiss them. Let them go when it is time. ( Be prepared for them to return.)