Benefits, Mechanisms, and New Directions for Teaching Gratitude to Children

  title={Benefits, Mechanisms, and New Directions for Teaching Gratitude to Children},
  author={Kristin Layous and Sonja Lyubomirsky},
  journal={School Psychology Review},
  pages={153 - 159}
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