Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tuesday Tradition #6

Here is a sweet and simple list of meaningful Family Traditions that you can start implementing in your family...TODAY! I found this at foreverfamilies.net They have a great section called "Creating Meaningful Family Traditions"

*For birthdays, each family member chooses his or her favorite menu, then everyone except the birthday person helps prepare the meal.
*No one can go to bed until they've told each member of the family "I love you."
*For religious milestones such as baptism or confirmation, a child is given a book of scripture.
*For religious or historical figures the family especially admires, celebrate that person's birthday. *Saturdays are Dad's day to make breakfast with the kids.
*Take turns choosing a topic of discussion at the dinner table.
*Have a special dinner plate to be used by a family member who has a reason to celebrate.
*Tell a story every night before bed.
*Keep a family journal, letting everyone write in it.
*Establish your own holidays, such as an "Unbirthday Party."
*Watch movies that explore the value of traditions, such as "Fiddler on the Roof."
Written by Marisa Beebe, Research Assistant, and edited by Stephen F. Duncan, Professor, School of Family Life, BrighamYoungUniversity.

These are beautiful and simple traditions that are cost efficient and will bring your family closer together.

1 comment:

Rachelle said...

For "topic of conversation around the dinner table" I LOVE the chat cards.