Gratitude & Raising Children

Note: This article was originally posted on as “Consequences of Gratitude & Raising Children”

For class I was to go through and find 5 infographics that stand out to me. A couple of the ones I found are shared below. I found it was difficult to find ones that had substance. Most of them seem to focus of facts which has it’s place and purpose too, but here are a couple that I liked and share some thoughts on each below the image.

I read this quote from Dieter F. Utchdorf “spiritual light rarely comes to those who merely sit in the darkness waiting for someone to flip on the switch”.

I think this quote talks about the inner efforts of gratitude and this infographic gives some outcomes from gratitude thats gives a different perspective.

I really like this infographic. I feel like Elder Utchdorfs quote as mentioned above describes the is the inner effort in gratitude. I think this infographic touches on ways I have felt when practicing gratitude and found it to be encouraging to continue to do so.

I like how I this have some tips for how to work with my son. It was cool to go through it and match his personality to the different types mentioned here. My sons personality is sensitive and found their suggestions where true to what works for him.

I like this because of some of the truths found in it. I like #6 “Mothers who know do less”. When I think of this, I think how mothers protect the time of her family. They put family and strengthening relationships first.

Also I like #3 “Mothers who know are nurturers”. I love the thought that “Home is where women have most power and influence…Helping growth occur through nurturing is truly a powerful and influential role bestowed on women.”

That’s beautiful.

I think the world makes it normal to treat children abrasively. I know I’ve succumbed to this too at times. I don’t like it when I see it in myself. It doesn’t feel right and want to do better and has been getting better. I like the different thoughts in this image. One that stood out to me in particular is “Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is make them suffer retribution for having a problem. To raise problem solvers focus on solutions, not retribution.”

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