(Inside: A free gratitude journal written just for tweens/teens. Journal includes fantastic writing prompts. Download the gratitude journal for teens today!)
Moms, do you ever go to work already in a funk?
For example, the other day, my family morning routine was rocky at best. (“No, you don’t have an actual fever. You’re GOING to school.” “Did you look in the basement for your shoes?” “Didn’t you finish your homework last night?”) I waved good-bye to my boys feeling cranky and on edge.
I tried to reset my mood as I drove to work. But, as I walked into the high school, a dark cloud still hovered over my head. I started my day teaching advisory (homeroom) and it happened to be “Gratitude Journal Day.” As a class, we spent 15 minutes focusing on what we’re thankful for.
When the bell ended the period, I noticed – my mood had shifted.
Gratitude. God breathes a holy quality into gratitude.
But adults aren’t the only ones who need to use gratitude to shift our moods. Our teens need it too. Have you ever seen your teen…
Teaching our kids to practice gratitude can help. When we do this, we give our teens a tool to help them:
That’s why I’ve written a gratitude journal just for teens and tweens and I’m giving it to you for free today…
Access the FREE Gratitude Journal Access the FREE Gratitude Journal
I set up a video series on Teachable. (To access it for free, you’ll need to create a password.) In the course, you’ll see:
- The science behind why a gratitude journal works.
- Two strategies to help your teen get excited about keeping a gratitude journal.
- Free gratitude journal download.
- Plus – 2 bonuses! Free download of 30 inspirational quotes & Bible verses
- Paper size (Hang them in your teen’s room!)
- Notecard size (To tuck into their backpacks, wallets or notebooks.)
If I haven’t met you yet…
I’m Cheryl, a high school teacher and mom of three boys (ages 14, 12 & 9). I write monthly empowerment for moms raising tweens and teens. The email includes:
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.