Family Traditions

Family Traditions can create

                   greater closeness,
            opportunities to teach and
      build a foundation for future growth.

  • Family traditions do not have to be big events.  They can be small moments in time, little rituals to strengthen or create emotional bonds. 

What You Can Do
  • Decide as a family what traditions you may already have which you want to change.  In blended families, choose both previous traditions as well as unique new ones 
  • Build memorable traditions by doing things together as a family when possible, such as: 
birthday celebrations
holidays, holiday meals and holiday treats
placing flowers on family graves 
service to others  
scripture reading
teach children to sew
teach children to cook
family reunions
school events   
special food/meals
popcorn and movies on Friday night
  • Eat uninterrupted meals together as a family.  At dinner, each family member relates their happiest, saddest, and most meaningful events of the day.   

  • Help children cultivate positive attitudes.  As you tuck your children into bed each night, ask them what was the best thing that happened to them that day.