Family traditions

With the holiday season fast approaching, many families will be thinking about their family traditions. Traditions are meant to be passed through the generations, of course, but they have to start somewhere. If your family could use some new traditions, check out The New Book of Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Everyday. As the title suggests, these aren’t all big traditions that require a lot of work. Some are traditions that only take a minute or two but are meant for everyday. One of the traditions my family adopted was talking about what we are thankful for or happy about – not just for Thanksgiving, but at every meal. My kids are young, so they just call the ritual “Good things.” Each person (even my 19 month old!) says one good thing that has happened or will happen that day. For my son, it might be playing with a friend. For my daughter, it is often dancing. It’s a great practice to get into, and we started it because I flipped through this book. Well, I flipped through it digitally. I downloaded a copy of it from the Sunflower eLibrary through Manhattan Public Library. (Ask a staff member if you want help downloading ebooks.) The library also has it available in print.

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