ParentFurther Holiday Tip #4: Family Traditions

In this excerpt from his July webinar, Search Institute Vice President of Research and Development Gene Roehlkepartain talks about creating family traditions.

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Yes, family traditions enhance children’s emotional well-being by helping to create feelings of security, continuity and identity. Families with established traditions and those who actively form new actions or events as traditions are more likely to create strong bonds among members. Family configurations vary considerably, but those who live together can create and celebrate traditions that reflect their caring for each other.

Traditions can be simply eating dinner together or making “welcome home” signs for when a family member arrives home from a trip. For many other suggestions, see in the article, “Family Traditions and Children.”

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