TV That Inspires Gratitude

Developing character strengths and life skills is essential to kids' overall growth and success. These TV shows help kids learn the value of being aware of and thankful for the good things in their lives -- and of taking the time to return kindness. The character strength of gratitude surfaces in these titles by being intrinsic to the story, being repeated several times in the actions of a lead character, and "wins" over character flaws such as selfishness. (See even more movies and TV shows that inspire gratitude.)

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Guess How Much I Love You TV Poster Image
Endearing book-inspired series centers on curiosity, love.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
(2012)
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Guillermina and Candelario TV Poster Image
Siblings learn to respect nature, elders, and culture.
Network: Starz
(2017)
(2010)
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Arthur TV Poster Image
A thoughtful cartoon for kids to grow up on.
Network: PBS
(2004)
(1996)
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DuckTales TV Poster Image
Fun globetrotting '80s cartoon can spark kids' curiosity.
Network: Disney Channel
(2013)
(1987)
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Planet Earth TV Poster Image
Stunning high-def series spotlights world wonders.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2007)
(2006)
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Stuck in the Middle TV Poster Image
Heartwarming comedy pokes fun at chaotic family life.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
(2016)
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The Dick Van Dyke Show TV Poster Image
Kennedy-era comedy series offers good family fun.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2011)
(1961)
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman TV Poster Image
Endearing historical drama is a classic for families.
Network: Syndicated
(2009)
(1993)
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Family Matters TV Poster Image
Urkel and company still offer lots of family fun.
Network: Freeform, Nickelodeon, Syndicated
(2005)
(1989)
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Secret Millionaire TV Poster Image
Reality show offers rich lessons about giving.
Network: ABC
(2008)
(2008)
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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV Poster Image
Interesting and dramatic ... for a reality show.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2004)
(2003)
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Northern Exposure TV Poster Image
Quirky '90s comedy captures diversity of small-town life.
Network: CBS
(2011)
(1990)
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Gilmore Girls TV Poster Image
Fun coming-of-age drama that's great for teens.
Network: Freeform, CW
(2005)
(2000)
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Master of None TV Poster Image
Sweet romantic comedy with great cast, raunchy humor.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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