Family Routines and Rituals = Good for Kids.

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Research has found a correlation between participation in family routines/rituals and positive language, social, emotional, and academic development in kids.  While psyhologists can’t say that the “routines” actually cause the positive outcomes (this is correlation, not true experiment), researchers concluded that families with routines tend to be organized and predictable, which is optimal for child development. 

Some examples of routines/rituals/tradition include:  Family mealtime, reading routines, bedtime routines, family gatherings, and regular chore responsibilities.

What routines do you have in your family?

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