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Are your children grateful?

Nov. 24, 2010 at 2:35 PM ET

'Tis the season of gratitude… and of gimme, gimme.

We all want to teach our kids to be grateful. Not only does it make life more pleasant for us, there’s a whole body of research showing how people who practice gratitude are healthier, more attentive and more optimistic.

So, how do you teach it? Parenting.com has some good suggestions for how to handle an array of real-world situations, from the endless Christmas wish list to the dreaded toy-store meltdown.

Are your children grateful? Vote, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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