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Practice Gratitude

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Practice Gratitude
As an online magazine for parents raising "little global citizens", InCultureParent aids parents to raise tolerant kids. In a recent article, that was also published on HuffPost, Stephanie shares her thoughts on raising happy kids, "One facet (but by no means the only) of raising happy kids is to have a positive and grateful attitude yourself about life versus being pessimistic and gloomy. Positivity is infectious and there is a lot of science behind gratitude and focusing on the positive as well."

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7 Tips to Raising Happy Kids from Parents Around the World

Did you hear Americans raise unhappy babies? While certainly important to be mindful of macro indicators that affect our global children, raising individual babies to become happy kids is not a "one size fits all" topic. Instead of wallowing in despair, I decided to ask some global parenting experts their secrets to raising happy kids. From around the globe, you'll find that different countries do in fact focus on different aspects of parenting. 15 different tips from moms (and a dad!) around the world to help us raise happy kids. Most interesting to me? Not one parent noted the importance of material goods, private schools or a big house-an observation that I will remain mindful of as I continue to raise my happy kids. -By Vanessa Bell

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