Foolproof Ways to Create An Abundance Mindset with your Kids

Less is more, right? But when is more, better? When it comes to clutter, less is DEFINITELY more! But when it comes to abundance…well more is ALWAYS better! Many of us think of abundance as having a lot of everything; material or otherwise. But... what if abundance wasn’t so much about what you have, but the value you place on what you have?

Also, here’s the real question… What IS abundance, why is it great for parenting, and who is abundance’s negative nelly cousin Scarcity? (Newsflash, he can TOTALLY derail your abundance mindset!) And HOW can we help grow abundance in your family??

So let’s get down to brass tacks. Abundance is knowing and trusting there is always enough. With an attitude of abundance you have a sense of purpose, feeling of well-being and are constantly expressing and living gratitude. This sets the stage for ‘win-win’ opportunities!

So who is this Scarcity we talk about, then? Scarcity is Abundance’s not so positive, a little bit bitter cousin. Scarcity says things like “If I give you something, there won’t be enough for me!” There are feelings of being ‘unworthy’ or ‘not enough’...like there is a void that needs to be filled. This can show up in unhealthy forms of competition.

Spreading the abundance bug in your family creates a ripple effect that lasts for generations! Abundant parenting helps to

  • Support confidence in kids
  • Teach them generosity and kindness
  • Teach them self-responsibility

So now that we know all the benefits of having Abundance on our side as opposed to Scarcity… How can we grow that attitude of abundance in your own family? Giving and Gratitude!

|“Abundance is not something we acquire it is something we tune into.” Wayne Dyer

Practicing gratitude is one of the most effective ways to grow in abundance, and I guarantee you, only good can come of it, so why not give it a try! Here are a few simple principles of gratitude:

The more you feel grateful about something, the more you will see things to be grateful for. Gratitude is about giving back. You don’t grow gratitude all by yourself - it’s something to be shared. Gratitude means never taking things for granted. Being appreciative of what is, means that all things are appreciated. Gratitude grows happiness. Not every day will be filled with happiness, but being grateful will always make you happy.

And then there’s Giving! There are so many ways that you can demonstrate giving for your kids, here are just a few to get you started!

  • Clean out closets and donate gently used clothes and toys your kids have outgrown.
  • Create ‘coupon’ gifts for things such as babysitting for a younger sibling, extra chores, etc.
  • Do something nice for someone without being asked.
  • Have each family member write a ‘thank you’ card to someone outside the family.
  • Give compliments to each other and to others.

So there you have it! Here are some great ways to grow your abundance for yourself AND your family, and to continue to grow effective, open communication with everyone in your life! Want to dive in a little deeper?

Check out our Free Abundance Bundle complete with two printable worksheets on Gratitude and Giving to work on with your kids! Grab your free copy HERE!

 

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