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“How to Raise More Grateful Children,” The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2018. 

“Approaching the Year with Gratitude,” Washington Times Herald, December 16, 2017. 

“The Key to a Happy Life? Gratitude that Goes Beyond Thanksgiving,” The Los Angeles Times, November 18, 2017. 

“The Best Children’s Thank You Notes,” The Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2017. 

“Feeling Less than Grateful? Some People are just Wired that Way,” NPR, December 26, 2016. 

“An Attitude of Gratitude Aids Character, Academic Growth,” Statesman Journal, November 20, 2016.

 “Supporting Super Students: Families can Practice Everyday Gratitude,” Sahuaritasun, November 16, 2016. 

“How to do Gratitude 365 Days a Year,” Chicago Parent, November 9, 2016. 

“The Secret to Happiness is not What You’d Expect,” The Huffington Post, October 19, 2016.

 “Thanksgiving Start to Finish,” Real Simple, October 19, 2016. 

“The Gratitude Effect,” The United Church Observer, October 4, 2016. 

“Parentry: Eeek! There’s Entitlement in Your Lunchbox,” Bangalore Mirror, July 18, 2016. 

“At Graduation Time, Words of Kindness, Justice Shine,” Providence Journal, May 27, 2016.

"How to Teach Gratitude to Kids," Discovery News, November 27, 2015.

"Gratitude Rising," The Jewish Week, November 24, 2015.

"The Lessons I Learned Trying to Teach my Child Generosity," The Washington Post, November 23, 2015.

"Finally, a Cool Formula for Teaching Kids How to Be More Grateful, From a Gratitude Researcher (and Dad)," Huffington Post, November 18, 2015.

"Dads(2)Dads: Gratitude Can Change Your Life," Daily News Journal, November 15, 2015.

"The Science of Gratitude: As we Age, Our Brains Get Better at Feeling Grateful," The Globe and Mail, October 11, 2015.

"How Much is Our Gratitude Worth?." Daily Life, October 1, 2015.

"The Dinner Dividend?," Family Fun, May 20, 2015.

"10 Positive Parenting Lessons From Books and my Son," Huffington Post, May 13, 2015.

"Building a Foundation for Gratitude," Faribault Daily News, January 20, 2015.

"The Risk of Material Parenting," The New York Times, January 8, 2015.

"A New Year's resolution for gratitude: Multitasking Moms and Dads," Cleveland.com, December 31, 2014.

"It's a Gift: Teaching Kids to be More Grateful," Newsday, December 24, 2014.

"Teaching Children Gratitude," Parentdish, December 18, 2014.

"Thanksgiving and Gratitude: The Science of Happier Holidays," The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2014.

"Gratitude Check," Real Simple, December, 2014.

"How to Cultivate Grateful Kids," Poughkeepsie Journal, November 24, 2014.

"Put the 'Thanks' Back into Thanksgiving," Lincoln Journal Star, November 13, 2014.

"Growing Up Grateful," Kiwi, November, 2014.

"Do You Feel Unappreciated?" Imperial Valley Press, June 9, 2014.

"The Benefits of Gratitude," WAMC (The Academic Minute), April 14, 2014.

“Overindulged Children—Are You Overindulging Your Child,” About.com,January 30, 2014.

“How to Raise a Grateful Child—And Why You Should,” About.comJanuary 30, 2014.

“Gratefulness Leads to Happiness,” The California AggieJanuary 30, 2014.

“Raising Children with an Attitude of Gratitude,” The Wall Street Journal,December 23, 2013.

“Holidays Good Time for Teaching Gratitude,” Danbury News Times,December 19, 2013.

“How to Raise Grateful Kids,” SlateNovember 27, 2013.

"An Attitude of Gratitude," Parenting Ideas, February, 2013.

"Give Your Child the Gift of Gratitude," Tribune Review, December 23, 2012.

"The Grand Adventure: Attitude of Gratitude is Scientific," Houston Chronicle, December 13, 2012.

"Gratitude Isn't Only for Thanksgiving," Newsday (Op-Ed), November 21, 2012.

"The Benefits of Gratitude," The Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2012

"Thanksgiving: The Top 5 Tips for Fostering Gratitude in Kids," The Christian Science Monitor, November 20, 2012.

"5 Tips for Writing Thank You Notes With Kids," CNN, October 11, 2012.

“Attitude of Gratitude,” Khaleej TimesJanuary 6, 2012.

“Count Your Blessings and You’ll be Surprised at the Tally,” The GazetteDecember 5, 2011.

“Grateful Kids are Happier; So Are Their Parents,” Sun HeraldNovember 23, 2011.

“Kids Who Count Blessings Multiply Satisfaction,” The Seattle TimesNovember 23, 2011.

“Gratitude May Promote Well-Being,” San Francisco ChronicleNovember 23, 2011.

"Teaching Kids to be Grateful May Have Long-Term Benefits Even Though its not Easy," The Washington Post, November 21, 2011.

"Teaching Kids to be Grateful," Denver Post, November 20, 2011.

"Gratitude: A Healthy Recipe for Thanksgiving," The Christian Science Monitor, November 19, 2011.

“Teaching Kids to Be Grateful All Year,” Newsday,May 3, 2011.

“Gratitude During Happy Times and Sad Ones,” The Providence Journal, February 27, 2011.

“Reading and Gratitude Both Matter,” Detroit Free Press, January 19, 2011.

“Teaching Kids Gratitude,” Tehran Times, January 16, 2011.

“Telling Your Friends, ‘I’m Better Because of You,’” The Huffington Post, December 12, 2010.

“Gratitude as an Attitude,” The Providence Journal, December 4, 2010.

“Gratitude Researcher Says Lawyers are a Difficult Crowd,” ABA Journal, November 24, 2010.

“Thank You. No, Thank You,” The Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2010.

“How to Raise Thankful Kids,” NBC26, November 17, 2010.

“Got Gratitude? Teach Kids Meaning,” Woman’s Day, November 17, 2010.

"Teaching Children Gratitude," Parenting Simply, February 23, 2010

“Do Your Kids Need an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’?,” ABC2 News, January 24, 2010.

“Why Counting Blessings is so Hard for Teenagers,” Newsweek Blog, November 24, 2009.

“How to Raise a Grateful Child,” Edmonton JournalNovember 2009.

“Ungrateful Teen in Your House?: You’re Not Alone,” Associated PressNovember 17, 2009.

“The Grateful Child: Are Children Who Learn to Count Their Blessings Healthier and Happier?,” Great SchoolsNovember 2009.

“Being Thankful a Key to Being Healthy,” The City WireNovember 25, 2009.

“Thanks to Gratitude!,” Positive Psychology News DailyNovember 5, 2009.

Fishful Thinking: Cultivating Gratitude in Youth” and the accompanying materials for the "Gratitude Works" program that I helped create, NASP Communiqué,November 2009.

“Daily Thanksgiving: Recipe for a Happy Family,” Western New York Family, November 2009.

“Grateful Kids are Happier Kids,” Times Colonist, October 9, 2009.

“Why Emotional Intelligence Matters,” Scholastic, August 2009.

“Happiness,” WHRU’s Hofstra’s Morning Wake-Up Call [Hofstra University’s radio station], February 10, 2009.

“Here’s Some Currency to Count Upon,” The Times, Trenton, December 2, 2008.

“Reaping The Health Benefits of Gratitude with the Science of Thankfulness,”WNYC’s The Takeway

 [a national morning news program], November 27, 2008.

“Giving Thanks, Better Homes & Gardens, November 2008.

"Gratitude Check," Family Circle, November 1, 2008.

"The Benefits of Gratitude," The Providence Journal, November 24, 2007.

"Many Ways to Show Gratitude on Holiday," The Herald Sun, November 21, 2007.

"Thank You," Metro Parent, November, 2007.

"Raising Grateful Children," Newsday, September 17, 2007.