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Dec 19, 2017


It's the season to be...making rituals?

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What is a Ritual Anyway?

Elle asks this week are rituals the same as routine and is implementing them just a lot of extra work? Abigail mentions some family rituals that may already be in place in a family and that will become meaningful even if they are (currently) under the radar.

We look at what rituals are, at their heart, how rituals can be so very connecting for family, and how Special Time can be viewed as a regular family ritual through the holidays and beyond, to build long-lasting bonds and closeness between adults and the children they care for.

This week's podcast ends with a powerful story of a ritual created one Christmas season many years ago, which has come to define a family's holidays.

Come join us and listen to some soothing stories and support in your parenting.

Elle and Abigail wish you all well for the holidays.


Elle mentioned two giveaways this week, and the details are right here. In time for the holidays, we're giving you a free download to the chapter on Special Time from Listen, Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges.

Click here for Free Chapter on Special Time

If you have to Listen already, try this video series on Special Time as “10-minute Tool” which also comes with a checklist you can use to keep your Special Time on track.

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