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Why Do Family Traditions Matter?

Why Do Family Traditions Matter?

It’s that time of the year again!

The festive season is ongoing and every family has a special thing they do to celebrate the plethora of festivals. Some celebrate a gender-neutral Raksha Bandhan, some make their Ganpati decorations at home from scratch and some prepare special food items just for Navratri and so on. Why do these traditions matter and what is their importance, especially in children’s lives? Read on to know more:

1. Create a family story
Traditions are an important way to shape your family's culture and make memories for your kids.

2. Build security
A consistent family tradition makes your kids feel safe and comfortable.

3. Teach morals
Values like kindness, empathy, sharing can be positively reinforced with family traditions.

4. Pass on your culture
Many family traditions are passed down through generations and connect your kids to your family’s history!

These traditions need not be tied to a holiday/festival; one can also have daily, weekly or monthly traditions. Something like a game or movie night every week or monthly clean-up can be a family tradition too.

Family traditions act as a medium to keep the family grounded and connected even as life gets busy or hectic. Once you adopt a popular tradition or start one of your own, you’ll experience its magic and see how it results in creating beautiful memories that’ll stay with you and your kids for a long, long time.

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