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. If you really want to nip this in the bud, give your ungrateful child a run-down 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, remove her to a quiet room and explain that her behavior is unacceptable. Have her head out and apologize to the offended gift-giver.