Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

How do you grow up grateful kids

We all want to grow up kids who are full of gratitude rather than full of the greeduy-gimmee’s. The most important thing to know in this is that gratitude is not something that a child learns through direct instruction. Rather gratitude is an experience that is absorbed into the child when they are on the receiving end of generosity and empathy. Dr. Vanessa talks about how to inspire gratitude in your growing children.

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