Family Traditions

Every family is like a miniature society in itself. No family does it quite the same. What kind of family traditions do you celebrate? Read about all kinds family traditions in these articles.


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5 Summertime Family Traditions

You spend the winter months daydreaming about summer, but what will you do once the warm weather arrives? Options abound for traditional summertime family outings, but don't be afraid to think outside the box.

5 Family Traditions for New Babies

Every day with an infant is a celebration -- and spittle marathon. Can traditions create even brighter memories and afford parents much-needed breaks?

How to Build Family Traditions

Learn about the importance of family traditions in building relationships, tips for reinvigorating old traditions and starting new ones.

Do kids get the importance of family traditions?

Family traditions foster senses of stability and collective identity, but do kids get why they're important? Learn at what age children might start to understand.

How to Celebrate Your Family Heritage

Have you ever wondered about your family heritage? The best way to keep important traditions alive is to celebrate them.

How to Update Old Traditions for New Families

It can be difficult to introduce a beloved family tradition to newer generations. Is there any way to update them to contemporary times?

5 Family Traditions to Help Your Kids in School

Kids' lives need consistency and traditions are a great way to help establish that. Here, five family traditions to help your kids in school.

5 Family Traditions for a Cleaner Home

Tired of tripping over toys in the family room and walking on wet towels in the bathroom? Enlist the help of your entire household with these cleaning routines that the whole family can perform together.

5 Stress-reducing Family Traditions

Every family has stressful situations, but establishing the right traditions can help bring it down a notch. Here, five stress-reducing family traditions.

5 Traditions for Teaching Kids to Cook

Cooking with your kids can have all kinds of benefits -- for you and them. Plus you can start some fun family traditions by teaching them to cook.

How to Choose Which Traditions to Pass On to Your Children

It's OK to adapt traditions to better suit your family -- the idea is to share joy and values through rituals, not make each other miserable. Read on for a quick-start guide.

5 Family Birthday Traditions

Birthdays only come around once every 12 months, so show your loved ones how much you care by establishing traditions they'll look forward to throughout the year.

5 Family Anniversary Traditions

From holiday dinners to goofy birthday rituals, traditions are the things that make your family unique. Here are five ways to make holidays and milestones more meaningful (and fun!) for everyone.

5 Family Traditions for Daughters

Parent-daughter traditions can take their cues from location, culture, religion and other influences. Here are five that celebrate girls' unique role in their families.

5 Family Traditions for Sons

Family traditions are important, but they're not universally applicable to all members of a family. Everyone has likes and interests that are unique, and sons are no different.

5 Family Vacation Traditions

A family vacation isn't just about the destination -- it's about the journey and the traditions that you make together.

How to Introduce New Traditions to Your Family

Introducing new traditions and rituals to your family isn't very difficult -- all it takes is some brainstorming and a little trial-and-error. But how do you get started?

5 Geeky Family Traditions

You don't need us to tell you that geek is chic. Why not pass one of these creative, intelligent and original traditions from one generation to the next?

5 Traditions for Creative Families

Want to start some new family traditions this year? We've got five creative ideas that will tap into your family's artistic genes and create new memories together.

5 Traditions for Athletic Families

Traditions celebrate the past and pave the way for a better future. For athletic families, they can also create memories to last for generations.

When does a habit become a tradition?

Picking your nose in traffic may be a habit, but you probably wouldn't call it a tradition. So just when does a habit become a tradition?

5 Traditions for Exploring Science

The wonderful realm of science shouldn't be confined to labs and journals. Here are five ways that you and your family can dig deeper into the natural world.

5 Traditions for Exploring Technology

Exploring new technologies is traditionally a messy process. While there are some uplifting traditions, exploring technology also involves things like risk, failure and delayed payoffs.

5 Traditions for Teaching Kids to Read

One of the greatest joys of parenting is watching your children learn about the world around them. But when it comes to learning to read, what are some ideas and traditions that can help your child through the process?

Are family traditions important?

Almost every family tradition has its roots in necessity. Over time, that necessity becomes nostalgia, and eventually, it becomes another way for families to relate and connect with one another. But how important are these traditions?