What Matters Most to Children


During this time of year parents all over the world are looking to buy gifts that they hope will make their children happy.  Many times, it’s not materialist things that make any of us happy.

FamilyAffaires.com Contributor & Psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb was recently interviewed by a class of 5th graders.  Listen as Dr. Dan tells us the questions they asked and what really matters to most children. Dr. Dan also shares a heartwarming story of his impact on teaching kindness to others, and one particular little girl.

After watching this video I’m sure parents will be carrying a lighter load of stress of finding those perfect holiday gifts. We all have readily available what really makes children happy.

Happy Holidays to all of our community!

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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