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By Andrea Bushala; MSW, LSW
Family traditions are a big part of the holidays for many families. But are they really that important, especially when many children sometimes resist them? Absolutely!
Traditions are rituals that build strong connections between family members and shape a collective sense of identity. Whether serving Thanksgiving to the homeless, putting up holiday decorations, or sharing New Year’s Resolutions as a family, traditions create feelings of warmth and closeness for family members. In our fast paced and ever-changing world, things that we “always do” help kids feel safe and secure by providing experiences that are familiar and predictable.
Around the holidays, traditions take on even more meaning, as many families use them to teach values, pass on religious heritage, reinforce cultural celebrations and boost the sense of connectedness between generations. And if your children give you a hard time about a special ritual, ask them to help create some new ones. The more involved children are, the more meaningful the traditions may become.
Attachment-Based Therapeutic Parenting for Your Adopted/Foster Child
Adopted and foster children often need a different kind of parenting. Come learn specific ideas and techniques to help bring joy, fun, and laughter back home to your family. These techniques are based on the latest information about attachment and trauma.
New! Join our web supervision groups from the comfort and confidentiality of your own home or office. You will be able to view supervisor and student along with the Theraplay session. And you can even ask questions! Web supervision is scheduled twice monthly.
Theraplay Research in Adoption Quarterly
Read the full article on Whole Family Theraplay: Integrating Family Systems Theory and Theraplay to Treat Adoptive Families at the Adoption Quarterly site.