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Honey Bear: An Introduction to Gratitude


Family reading Honey Bear to their two twin boys

When it comes to planting seeds of emotional well-being in our own children’s lives, we hope to see them reap the benefits of gratitude. Some of the outcomes of practicing gratitude include better relationships, increased happiness, a larger capacity for empathy, positive self-esteem, and increased mental strength.

As parents, we want our children to fully comprehend how much we love them and how much we are willing to do for them. We want happy, emotionally healthy kids who say proper thank yous, feel grateful for what we do for them, and live happy, fulfilled lives. All that said, the world our kids are stepping into may require more thoughtful preparation than what we needed when we were kids. This is especially true given increasingly intense demands—both social and academic—that are taking an emotional toll. 

Now, research is beginning to point toward what we have intuitively known for years—gratitude helps improve our overall health and well-being. A practice of gratitude is easy to start, and repetition will solidify these skills early on. 

This is the intention behind Honey Bear. Honey Bear’s story helps parents focus on the relationships they have with their children, bringing more awareness to things in their everyday lives that they can be grateful for. At Slumberkins, we know parents are the best role models of the skills we are trying to impart on children. So, like many of our books, the narrative of Honey Bear’s story is crafted in such a way that parents model gratitude by speaking words of appreciation to their child—thereby deepening the parent-child bond and creating a safe and loving space from which all learning and love can thrive. The story takes parents and children on an interactive journey where they are encouraged to notice gifts big and small all around. Ultimately, children learn to expand their definition of gifts from material things to love, people, nature, and experiences. 

Honey Bear’s storyline is a sweet addition to any bedtime routine, helping to build lasting memories of love, connection, and trust between families and children. 

**Honey Bear will be available Monday, 9/9 at 10:00am PT.  

 

Honey Bear Snuggler with Book

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741 comments


  • Molly

    Teaching our son to be thankful for everything we are given in this life, and not just material things. Every sunrise and every sunset. Every blade of grass. Every piece of this beautiful world is something to be grateful for. And while we may be able to get things we want, others are not so lucky. Some fight for everything they have, and we must recognize that and appreciate that we don’t have to worry about the little things.


  • Kaleigh Brahosky

    We plan to teach our baby to never take what you have for granted and always be thankful for what you possess. Leading by example as parents, we treat each other and everyone around us with kindness. We hope to teach qualities in our son to always value one another and to cherish each days blessings. Everyday we believe it’s important to practice random acts of kindness without requiring recognition and to remember how fortunate you are.
    Overall, we hope to teach our little one to embrace the gift of life, be giving, and to always be thankful. @kali.kali_ @debabydoll @irartsyfarsty @_weirdo_by_nature @dankubiak @siapombor @fatu.pombor @taytayp0pe @oliviajmurph


  • Kaleigh Brahosky

    We plan to teach our baby to never take what you have for granted and always be thankful for what you possess. Leading by example as parents, we treat each other and everyone around us with kindness. We hope to teach qualities in our son to always value one another and to cherish each days blessings. Everyday we believe it’s important to practice random acts of kindness without requiring recognition and to remember how fortunate you are.
    Overall, we hope to teach our little one to embrace the gift of life, be giving, and to always be thankful. @kali.kali_ @debabydoll @irartsyfarsty @_weirdo_by_nature @dankubiak @siapombor @fatu.pombor @taytayp0pe @oliviajmurph


  • Emily A

    Gratitude plays an important role in any home. Without gratitude, we have nothing. This is such an important principle to teach at a young age. When we are grateful, we are kinder and happier. @emmy.jane.anderson


  • Meme

    Growing up watching my mom who was a widow with 5 children work so hard to provide for us I learned at an early age the meaning of gratitude. This I have taught my son and now helping to teach my grandchildren that every single day we need to be greatfull for what we have. Candee Ainn


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