Holiday Parenting Tip: Why do traditions matter?

If you are wondering, “Why do traditions matter?” or “What do they elicit within my child?”

From a child development point-of-view:

  • Traditions activate both memory and emotions as they evoke warm feelings within you and your  child.
  • Traditions can help to  balance your child’s emotions in a time of holiday stress.
  • Traditions can offer your child security and comfort in their routine.
  • Traditions can help your child recognize that your family is unique and that he/she is an important part of the whole.

From a parenting point-of-view:

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