Rituals

Grandma Showers: A New Rite of Passage

May 27, 2014
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There’s growing attention on a new grandma rite of passage: grandma showers! And there’s lots of disagreement between the generations on whether it’s a good idea.

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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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