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.


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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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?

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?

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