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How Can I Teach My Children to be Grateful?

By November 17, 2012

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Dad and School Child Reading Courtesy of Getty ImagesA recent reader asked me some questions about how she can get her children out of their rut of being self-absorbed and into a mode of gratitude.  As parents we need to focus on teaching our children values, and one of those values is the ability to be truly grateful.
As we approach this week's celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States, gratitude seems to be appropriately more on our mind.  So even though children have a well deserved reputation for selfishness and self-centeredness, what can parents do to take the initiative and create an environment where children can learn the social art and attitude of gratitude?
This article offers some helpful ideas to better teach your children about being grateful and giving them the gift of gratitude for Thanksgiving.
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