Raising Children With an Attitude of Gratitude

The Wall Street Journal

Research Finds Real Benefits for Kids Who Say ‘Thank You’

By

DIANA KAPP
Dec. 23, 2013

At the Branstens’ modern white dining table, the family holds hands for their nightly ritual.

Arielle, 8 years old, says she’s thankful for her late grandfather, Horace, and how funny he was. “I’m missing him,” she says. Her third-grade pal, over for dinner, chimes in, “I’m grateful for the sausages.” Leela, who works for an education nonprofit, and her attorney husband Peter, burst into smiles.


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