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Valentine's Day secret: Special occasion up ahead is not just for lovers

Valentine's Day is a good opportunity to express love and gratitude to our parents and grandparents. Children may forget to thank their parents for their love and support, but it's important to teach and model gratitude to our kids. Parents and their children can make mistakes and let each other down, but love should still remain. One mom suggests sending Valentine's Day letters to grandma and grandpa and including a letter from oneself. This allows for a chance to be more vulnerable and model the behavior we hope our kids will do for us someday. To get started, consider using prompts such as sharing memories and favorite moments or describing one's parents in three words with a story for each.

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