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To many, the holiday season means spending quality time with family, catching up with old friends and exchanging gifts. Unfortunately, the meaning of the holidays can get lost in translation, especially for children, as things like making wish lists and opening presents become the priority. As adults, we know how important it is to stop and say thank you and to express gratitude toward others. But how do we instill these same values in our children?
Sharon Robinson, MD, Pediatrician at NorthShore, shares tips for helping kids understand the importance of expressing gratitude during the holidays:
How did you talk to your kids about gratitude?