When family traditions are broken or changed, something inside of us dies.
Your family identity is closely tied to your family traditions.
Your children thrive on tradition. They look forward to your family traditions.
Become flexible when it comes to old family traditions.
You won’t be able to keep all your old family traditions.
You will have to begin some new family traditions.
It is best to try a combination of some old and some new family traditions.
Include your children in which traditions to keep and which traditions to do away with or change. Sit around the table and give everyone their say into how to handle family traditions.
Minor changes in traditions can make them work for your new situation.
Changing traditions will be challenging and hurtful.
Don’t take changing traditions lightly.
Your children feel a sense of security when it comes to your family traditions. Changes in your traditions will bring with them feelings of insecurity.
Traditions you will have to work through:
- Family get-togethers / Reunions
“Tradition simply means that we need to end what began well and
continue what is worth continuing.”