A popular Biblical proverb reads, "Who is rich? Those who rejoice in what they have" (Pirkei Avot, 4:1).

Gratitude, referred to in Hebrew as Hoda'ah, involves appreciating what we have, acknowledging the blessings and gifts we've been given, and appreciating those who do so much for us. Practicing gratitude allows an individual to appreciate what one has on a deeper level.

Help instill gratitude in your children by discussing with them what you and your child are grateful for, encouraging them to say thank you, modeling appreciative behavior, and utilizing the books listed below.