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: