Always set positive examples
Teach your teen to be thankful. As a parent, you can set a positive example for your child. Even during hard times when your teen may not be feeling appreciative and he or she is unwilling to participate in family gatherings that practice appreciation, just hearing others sharing what they are thankful for can help to change their mindset for the better. “Words of love and encouragement can heal the hearts and souls of both the giver and receiver,” wrote Greene.