You can’t always control what happens in life, but you do have control over your attitude and outlook. Teaching your children to be grateful is one way to create a positive outlook in your children and, as a result, more happiness. This lovely article has several suggestions for how to encourage a thankful attitude in your child. Remind your children on a regular basis to recognize the positive things in life, both the big and small. Practice gratitude with your children by reciting the things that you are grateful and thanking others.