Building Family Ties with Traditions

Connection and love, Tips & Tools

Family traditions are behaviors that we engage in again and again: regular rituals that are performed at the same time, in the same way. They are done with a specific purpose and are practiced with thought and intention. Traditions strengthen the family bond, giving children the feeling of a sense of safety and identity. Traditions allow children to make connections to the past, while learning their family’s culture, values and religious heritage. They also give children a sense of the rhythm and seasonality of life.

Families have a variety of traditions around the holidays. Many traditions are associated with coming …

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