#7 Talk about your Family Rituals

Family rituals are special things you do regularly as a family.  Rituals are different from routines in that rituals have symbolic meaning and are done at special occasions. (Family dinner is a routine, a special dinner celebration is a ritual.) In addition to being something to look forward to, these rituals and traditions also establish a foundation for family values and serve as special bonding experiences.  These rituals can be as unique and special as the family itself.

You might talk about

  • Family rituals around the holidays and other times of the year
  • How you felt when experiencing those rituals
  • If and how you might incorporate rituals in your family
  • more questions in the guide


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