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The example you set for your kids goes a long way in teaching them not to compare themselves to others. Learn a few other tips that can help your kids to avoid playing the comparison game.

Key Points:

  • More is Caught than Taught. Your kids will pick up on the things you are saying around them. Practice an attitude of contentment instead of comparison in your own life.
  • Pop their Little Bubble. Let your age-appropriate kids see and experience those who are less fortunate than themselves.
  • Encourage Giving. Your kids will learn to think about themselves less as they learn to embrace an open-hand mentality.
  • Teach your kids to Be Grateful. Teaching your kids to say thank you will instill an attitude of gratitude in them that will deepen as they grow.

Quote This:

There is no room for discontentment in a heart filled with gratitude! -Rachel Cruze

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What are some ways you compare yourself to others, particularly in front of your kids? What are some ways you can help to curb this behavior in yourself?
  3. Do you know of any places in your community where you can take your children to help them experience or meet others in tougher situations? Are there ways your age-appropriate children can get involved?
  4. Do you have a system of giving in your household currently? How can you both teach and model giving for your children?
  5. What are some ways to help your children remember to say thank you, not just when they are given something, but when someone does something nice for them?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.