How to make kids appreciate their Christmas presents

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 1 December 2015

13 mins

It’s a lovely feeling giving your kids presents at Christmas, but how do you ensure they appreciate their gifts and not just go into a paper-ripping, present-pillaging rampage? We talk to Denielle Jans, Childcare Manager with the Benevolent Society, about the art of giving, receiving and sharing when it comes to the spoils and surprise that lie underneath the Christmas tree.

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