Family traditions don’t have to center on important holidays or annual celebrations. Instead, look for ways to start new traditions that celebrate your family and your connection to one another. Your family has much to celebrate and starting new traditions is a great way to honor your unique make-up.
Some fun new traditions to consider include:
- School celebrations- Celebrating the first day of school is fun but there are other ways to anchor traditions in your child’s school experience. Make it a tradition to review the week’s work and accomplishments each Friday evening or keep a list of new skills learned in a place of prominence in the house.
- Special meals- Holidays and birthdays certainly deserve special meals but so do Tuesday nights! Consider choosing one night per week that is set aside for family time and enjoy a special meal chosen by family members.
- Service projects- Finding ways to be of service to the local community is an excellent family tradition. Look for service options that all family members can participate in regardless of ability.