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Give Gratitude, Give Love

Gratefulness is the gift that keeps giving.
A heart-shaped box of chocolates. A card with a teenage mutant ninja turtle on it. Stickers of princesses or Disney characters. A bag of colorful rubber bands for their Rainbow Loom. These are some common responses you’d get if you asked a parent what they think they should give their child on Valentine’s Day. While each of these gifts will give a child a brief bump in joy, the best way to show her true love is by teaching her how to express gratitude toward others and feel grateful. Doing so won’t only strengthen your relationship with your child, but it will also strengthen her relationships with other family members and friends. That’s because gratitude is the social glue that bonds people together. Here are five things you can start doing this Valentine’s Day to step out of the box and give your child the gift that keeps giving—gratitude
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