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Thank Your Kids This Thanksgiving

Take time this Thanksgiving to express a heartfelt thanks to your kids. Our original printable will help you do just that.

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This Thanksgiving, instead of (or in addition to) having the kids make a Thankful Tree or playing a game of Thanksgiving Bingo, tell them how thankful you are for them.

I have created a simple printable that you can use as your template for this project, but feel free to use your own ideas to create a memorable keepsake for your kids. You may even want to find a frame to preserve your thoughts. For kids who struggle with feelings of self-worth, a tangible reminder of your love and thankfulness for their presence in your life can be a huge boost.

Here are some ideas to help get you started thinking of things that you are thankful for when it comes to your kids.


your infectious laughter.

the sleepy smile you greet me with every morning.

the way God is using you to transform my heart.

helping me understand how much God loves Jesus.

the way you still seek out my hand when we cross the street.

your contagious curiosity.

how you have filled my heart with more love than I thought it could hold.

your gracious heart that is so willing to forgive.

the unique gifts God has given you.

the way you don’t just see the outside of a person, but the inside as well.

your complete trust in me that makes me want to rise to the occasion.

Why stop with your kids? You can use this same idea to express your thankfulness for all of your loved ones this Thanksgiving. Our lives are enriched by the people God has placed around us. Let’s take the time to let them know how thankful we are for them.

This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for treatment from a qualified mental health professional. Cornerstones for Parents is not liable for any advice, tips, techniques, and recommendations the reader chooses to implement.

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Laura Kuehn, LCSW

Laura is a licensed clinical social worker who offers individual therapy to women and moms in Connecticut. She is the author of More Than a Conqueror, A Christian Kid's Guide to Winning the War on Worry. Cornerstones for Parents is the place she combines some of the things she is most passionate about: God's word, parenting and mental health.

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