Build Family Traditions and Values
Give your family a common sense of identity by starting a family tradition. You can start this by reinforcing family traditions on the major holidays, such as Mother’s Day and even the summer holidays. A great book to get you started is “The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties” written by William J. Doherty. Effective traditions promote a sense of identity and a feeling of belonging. They also promote a feeling of safety and security within the family by providing a predictable, familiar experience. Doherty says that as family bonds are weakened by busy lifestyles, families can stay connected only by being intentional about maintaining important rituals and traditions. Visit HarperCollins to find out more about this book.