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Teaching Kids Gratitude

Cyndy McGrath, Milvionne Chery, Roque Correa

ChildTrends

May 1, 2018

"Social scientists say parents should praise children when they see a gratitude moment and remind kids when they don’t. Coffman said, 'Trust me; it doesn’t always look like a nice conversation. There are times when your child messes up and that’s okay because they’re a kid.' Experts say if parents understand how kids experience moments when they aren’t grateful, they can help remove any barriers."