The holidays bring us together as families, give us cherished time without work and school, and, in my house, create monsters. My youngest son pours through the toy catalogs that come in the mail with such intensity that it is frightening. The list of gift requests produced by my children rivals the U.S. Tax Code in complexity and length. What is a parent to do at this time of year to teach their children gratitude for the things they already have and help them learn to give of themselves to others? Parenting.com has a lovely article all about ways to raise a grateful child this holiday season.