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Wheat Field
 Raising Grateful Children 

Gratitude is associated with many positive outcomes including more satisfying social relationships and decreased distress and mental illness in adults. However, we know very little about gratitude in children and the role that parents play in fostering gratitude in their children. In our study, Raising Grateful Children, we examine what parents do to teach their children about gratitude, how these practices impact children’s experiences of gratitude, and whether parents can learn these skills through our online program. With support from the Templeton Foundation and the Greater Good Science Center of UC Berkeley, we have followed 100 families to answer these questions.

Past and Present Team Members: Andrea Hussong (PI), Jennifer Coffman, Phil Costanzo, Amy Halberstadt, Hillary Langley, Irina Mokrova, Drew Rothenberg, and Taylor Thomas.

If you have any questions, are a participant and need to update your contact information, or are interested in being placed on our list of people interested in participating in future studies, please contact us at or call us at 919-962-8242.

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