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Use Rituals to Send Love to Your Children

Repetition is an essential part of sending messages of love to your children. Rituals provide that consistent replication and communicate messages by what you and your children say or do. When they engage in rituals of love, and experience their positive consequences, your children gain "buy-in" and ownership of the messages which is essential for their development. Read More

I absolutely agree that

I absolutely agree that rituals are beneficial for children. My toddler appreciates rituals and consistency. Although he cannot tell time, he can predict when is playtime, bath time and time to go to sleep because of the order that these things take place. Showing children love in a consistent ritual-like way helps children remember that they are love and know ro ask for love because they expect it.

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Jim Taylor, Ph.D., teaches at the University of San Francisco.

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