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Why should I encourage my child to write thank you notes?

Michele Borba
Psychology
While kids love receiving gifts, writing thank yous is plain drudgery to most. But writing thank-you cards to others is a habit of gratitude we should encourage in our children.
  • Taking time to convey thanks is a simple, proven way to boost gratitude.
  • Doing so is another way kids learn to consider other people's feelings rather than just their own.
  • It also helps our kids understand that we expect them to use that practice.
  • And it helps bring back that glorious endangered tradition of the hand-written note! (Sigh!)
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