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Ungrateful Child? 7 Holiday Gaffes and How to Deal

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The Greedy Grinch

Is there anything more blush-inducing than hearing your kid complain about a gift that she just got? Instead of being gracious, she ends up sounding like a greedy Grinch when she shows disdain for the present Grandma so carefully picked out for her. Give her a rundown before you hit the holiday parties, letting her know that she is to say thank you, even if she doesn't love the gift. If she still comes down with a case of the gimmies, send her to a quiet room and explain that her behavior is unacceptable. Then, have her head out and apologize to the offended gift-giver.