i totally disagree

September 19, 2008 at 4:09 am Leave a comment

Here is a comment that came through our email…
I absolutely disagree with this. I have been a spoiled gift reciever in my life and I don’t feel that it is civil or polite to only encourage gratitude for gifts that the child likes or wants. The fact that someone has gone out of their way to give a gift is enough of a reason to express appreciation for their thoughtful gesture. Yes, modeling that is very appropriate, but “training” the young child to express appreciation is also a valuable social skill.

A child who learns to trust and honor their feelings is one who can also learn to honor and value the feelings of others. Let’s cultivate more of that and not raise self-absorbed egotists!

 

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