I remember the Christmas morning where my four boys had spent the last half hour taking turns unwrapping their presents. My husband and I were overjoyed to give them gifts that pleased them. When the last gift was opened, I waited for my boys to express their gratitude to my husband and me for our generosity. Instead, I heard these words: “Are there any more gifts?”
Maybe I’m not the only mom who’s struggled to teach her children to be thankful?
It seems like in spite of all we do for our children, they often respond with ingratitude. Because of sin, they often suffer from a sense of entitlement, believing they should receive everything they desire. Thankfulness doesn’t come naturally. It’s our job as parents to train our children to be thankful.