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Reflecting Family Traditions through Books

by Heather Roulo

Family traditions are a call back to childhood, home, and safety. The right tradition can bring you together regularly.

What cake you have on your birthday, the song played at a wedding, or whether you vacation at the beach or mountains, all echo a family’s approach to the world. Sometimes, we embrace tradition. Other times, we buck it, but it is a touchpoint for identity.

Family traditions rarely arrive out of thin air. Many have been passed down for generations. That doesn’t mean they were consciously selected. Occasionally, you discover your children have continued with something you chose to do and, voilà, a family tradition is born.

Here are a few examples of family traditions reflected through books.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

This classic book of poetry was a staple at my elementary school. It has poems of different lengths to entertain children and adults. On nights I was too tired to read three children’s books to my kids… Continue reading in SEARCH Magazine’s Fall 2020 issue.

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