I read an article that was responding to the question: How do you teach your children to have a grateful heart?
I think the author’s advice is equally valid for PwP
Express gratitude yourself… Give thanks in Prayer… AND…
Allow for Both Pain & Praise
“Just like adults, children experience hard times. Teaching them to recognize the hand of God in their life is most important for when trials come. When your child has a bad day or is facing a challenge, consider setting aside a time to be with them. Set a timer and let them express their pain and talk about it however they’d like until the timer goes off. If your child is especially sensitive, give them more time if they need or wait for a moment to switch mindsets. Then, ask your child to try very hard to think of things they can learn from what they’re experiencing. Have them list off what they still have to be grateful for. We can experience both pain and praise for God at the same time. An activity like this one can be the first step to learning this principle.”