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Posted: December 04, 2014

Utah mom cancels Christmas for ‘ungrateful’ kids

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A  Utah mom is getting a lot of attention after canceling Christmas for her children, she bluntly describes as “ungrateful” on her personal blog.

According to a story by WPXI-TV, Lisa Henderson, 36, of Southern Utah wrote on Overthebigmoon.com about her decision.

She says they haven’t canceled all of the festivities. "We have not cancelled putting up decorations, celebrating the birth of our Savior, or any of our other heartwarming traditions."

Henderson goes on to explain why she and her husband are canceling part of Christmas. "we are fighting a very hard uphill battle with our kids when it comes to entitlement. Our kids have been acting so ungrateful lately. They expect so much even when their behavior is extremely disrespectful.”

She says that she and her husband gave the kids months of warning that their behavior needed to improve. But, she writes that little changed.

What will they do with the money they would have spent? Henderson explains, “We will be taking the money we would have spent on presents and put it towards service projects and giving gifts to others this season. We are trying to teach them the pleasure of giving rather than continuing to feed their childhood desire for more.”

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