Rituals

Everyday Rituals Are the Glue that Bonds Families

October 7, 2013
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Holiday traditions are important but the simple rituals we do everyday when we greet each other, sit down to meals or say goodnight create the true tapestries of our family.

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How to Use a Family Meeting as a Discipline Tool

September 17, 2012
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Many of the skills children need to regulate their behavior and navigate the challenges they face every day are taught and practiced in the family meeting.

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Affirmations Help Children Build Positive Mental Habits

April 16, 2012
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My daughter and granddaughters started meditating. The results have been noticeable. Their meditation practice includes reading affirmations from a book by Yvonne Read.

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5 Creative Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2012
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I’m always looking for new Valentine’s Day rituals to share with other families. Here are five creative ideas to share with your family.

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Toothbrushing Ritual: Name That Toonth

November 28, 2011
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Most kids don’t like their teeth brushed. Not my 8 and 4-year old granddaughters. They love it when I brush their teeth, because I play a game called Name That Toonth!

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Dinner Ritual Born of 9/11

September 13, 2011
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On the day after 9/11, my husband and I started a ritual we’ve continued to this day. When we sit down to dinner, we light a candle and say something we’re grateful for that day.

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Rituals Create Lasting Memories for Children

August 26, 2011
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The simple rituals from our childhood can bring back such vivid memories of people and places we cherished and help create the bonds that define our relationships.

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