9 Ways To Teach Kids How to Accept Gifts Graciously (Even When They Hate Them)
There's one thing that every parent dreads while watching their child open up a gift: the moment they realize their kiddo isn't going to like it and the flash of panic over not knowing how he or she is going to react. Even when your child receives a present that they absolutely adore, you aren't always guaranteed to hear an immediate "thank you," so when they unwrap something from a friend or loved one that they are less than obsessed with, you can be entering some uncomfortable territory. If you don't want to promote lying or encourage your child to say meaningless words, knowing how to get them to accept gifts graciously can feel mystifying. Eliminate the struggle with these nine tips that teach your child how to show gratitude after opening a present — even if they hate it — instead of acting like a brat.