In the Media

Citations in Popular Media

“At Graduation Time, Words of Kindness, Justice Shine,” Providence Journal, May 27, 2016.

“How to Teach Gratitude to Kids,” Discovery News, November 27, 2015.

“Gratitude Rising,” The Jewish Week, November 24, 2015.

“The Lessons I Learned Trying to Teach my Child Generosity,” The Washington Post, November 23, 2015.

“Finally, a Cool Formula for Teaching Kids How to Be More Grateful, From a Gratitude Researcher (and Dad),” Huffington Post, November 18, 2015.

“Dads(2)Dads: Gratitude Can Change Your Life,” Daily News Journal, November, 15, 2015.

“The Science of Gratitude: As we Age, Our Brains Get Better at Feeling Grateful,” The Globe And Mail, October 11, 2015.

“How Much is our Gratitude Worth?,” Daily Life, October 1, 2015.

“The Dinner Dividend?,” Family Fun, May 20, 2015.

“10 Positive Parenting Lessons From Books and my Son,” Huffington Post, May 13, 2015.

“Building a Foundation for Gratitude,” Faribault Daily News, January 20, 2015.

“The Risk of Material Parenting,” The New York Times, January 8, 2015.

“A New Year's resolution for gratitude: Multitasking Moms and Dads,”, December 31, 2014.

“It’s a Gift: Teaching Kids to be More Grateful,” Newsday, December 24, 2014.

“Teaching Children Gratitude,” Parentdish, December 18, 2014.

“How to Practice Extreme Gratitude,” The Huffington Post, December 8, 2014.

“Thanksgiving and Gratitude: The Science of Happier Holidays,” The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2014.

“Gratitude Check,” Real Simple, December, 2014.

“How to Cultivate Grateful Kids,” Poughkeepsie Journal, November 24, 2014. 

“Put the ‘Thanks’ Back into Thanksgiving,” Lincoln Journal Star, November 22, 2014.

“Think Gratitude is Lost on Society? Here’s How Researchers Say we can Get it Back,” The Blaze, November 21, 2014.

 “5 Tips for Writing Thank You Notes with Kids,” Real Simple, November 13, 2014.

“5 Reasons Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting Does not Work,” P&G Everyday, November 7, 2014.

“Growing Up Grateful,” Kiwi, November, 2014.

“Do You Feel Unappreciated?” Imperial Valley Press, June 9, 2014.

“The Benefits of Gratitude,” WAMC (The Academic Minute), April 14, 2014.

“Overindulged Children—Are You Overindulging Your Child,”, January 30, 2014.

“How to Raise a Grateful Child—And Why You Should,”, January 30, 2014.

“Gratefulness Leads to Happiness,” The California Aggie, January 30, 2014.

“Raising Children with an Attitude of Gratitude,” The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2013.

“Holidays Good Time for Teaching Gratitude,” Danbury News Times, December 19, 2013.

“How to Raise Grateful Kids,” Slate, November 27, 2013.

“An Attitude of Gratitude,” Parenting Ideas, February, 2013.

“Give Your Children the Gift of Gratitude,” Tribune Review, December 23, 2012.

“The Grand Adventure: Attitude of Gratitude is Scientific,” Houston Chronicle, December 13, 2012.

“Gratitude Isn’t Only For Thanksgiving,” Newsday (Op-Ed), November 21, 2012.

“Thanksgiving: The Top 5 Tips for Foster Gratitude in Kids,” The Christian Science Monitor, November 20, 2012.

“The Benefits of Gratitude,” The Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2012.

“5 Tips for Writing Thank You Notes with Kids,” CNN, October 12, 2012.

“Attitude of Gratitude,” Khaleej Times, January 6, 2012.

“Count Your Blessings and You’ll be Surprised at the Tally,” The Gazette, December 5, 2011.

“Grateful Kids are Happier; So Are Their Parents,” Sun Herald, November 23, 2011.

“Kids Who Count Blessings Multiply Satisfaction,” The Seattle Times, November 23, 2011.

“Gratitude May Promote Well-Being,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 23, 2011.

“Teaching Kids to be Grateful May Have Long-Term Benefits Even Though it’s not Easy,” The Washington Post, November 21, 2011.

“Teaching Kids to be Grateful,” Denver Post, November 20, 2011.

“Gratitude: A Healthy Recipe for Thanksgiving,” The Christian Science Monitor, November 19, 2011.

“Teaching Kids to Be Grateful All Year,” Newsday, May 3, 2011.

“Gratitude During Happy Times and Sad Ones,” The Providence Journal, February 27, 2011.

“Reading and Gratitude Both Matter,” Detroit Free Press, January 19, 2011.

“Teaching Kids Gratitude,” Tehran Times, January 16, 2011.

“Telling Your Friends, ‘I’m Better Because of You,’” The Huffington Post, December 12, 2010.

“Gratitude as an Attitude,” The Providence Journal, December 4, 2010.

“Gratitude Researcher Says Lawyers are a Difficult Crowd,” ABA Journal, November 24, 2010.

“Thank You. No, Thank You,” The Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2010.

“How to Raise Thankful Kids,” NBC26, November 17, 2010.

“Got Gratitude? Teach Kids Meaning,” Woman’s Day, November 17, 2010.

“Teaching Children Gratitude,” Parenting Simply, February 23, 2010.

“Do Your Kids Need an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’?,” ABC2 News, January 24, 2010.

“Being Thankful a Key to Being Healthy,” The City Wire, November 25, 2009.

“How to Raise a Grateful Child,” Edmonton Journal, November 2009.

“Ungrateful Teen in Your House?: You’re Not Alone,” Associated Press, November 17, 2009.

“The Grateful Child: Are Children Who Learn to Count Their Blessings Healthier and Happier?,” Great Schools, November 2009.

“Fishful Thinking: Cultivating Gratitude in Youth,” NASP Communiqué, November 2009.

“Thanks to Gratitude!,” Positive Psychology News Daily, November 5, 2009.


“Daily Thanksgiving: Recipe for a Happy Family,” Western New York Family, November 2009.


“Grateful Kids are Happier Kids,” Times Colonist, October 9, 2009.


“Why Emotional Intelligence Matters,” Scholastic, August 2009.


“Happiness,” WHRU’s Hofstra’s Morning Wake-Up Call [Hofstra University’s radio station], February 10, 2009.


“Here’s Some Currency to Count Upon,” The Times, Trenton, December 2, 2008.


“Reaping The Health Benefits of Gratitude with the Science of Thankfulness,” WNYC’s The Takeway [a national morning news program], November 27, 2008.


“Giving Thanks,” Better Homes and Gardens, November 2008.


“Gratitude Check,” Family Circle, November 1, 2008.


“The Benefits of Gratitude,” The Providence Journal, November 24, 2007.


“Many Ways to Show Gratitude in Holiday,” The Herald-Sun, November 21, 2007.


“Thank You,” Metro Parent, November 2007.


“Raising Grateful Children,” Newsday, September 17, 2007.