‘Growing Our Gratitude’ Aims to Improve Mental Health of Children
With so much turmoil happening all around, it’s sometimes difficult to keep a positive outlook. We tend to see only the negatives, and are blind to the positives. Often, the missing ingredient — for both adults and children — is a sense of gratitude.
Now, an initiative developed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital is here to help. In an effort to improve the mental health of children, it’s developed the “Growing Our Gratitude” program, designed to encourage the feelings of thankfulness that are so positive in lifting mood. The initiative includes at-home activities such as sending gratitude cards, teaching kids to practice relaxation and mindfulness techniques, or completing worksheets available at the website, Nationwidechildrens.org.