The Book of New Family Traditions by Meg Cox
(Revised and Updated): How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Every Day

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Quality family togetherness—everyone wants it, but it seems increasingly harder to achieve. In a world run by cell phones, computers, and virtual networking, the comfort of human connection grows more important— and rarer— all the time. In a guide newly updated for the next generation, family expert Meg Cox offers a solution. Family rituals provide a sense of home and identity that kids and parents both need. From holidays and birthdays to bed times, meal times, pets, and even chores, The Book of New Family Traditions spotlights hundred of ways to bring the fun and ritual back to family life.  

About Meg Cox

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Meg Cox is a journalist, author, and expert in family traditions, and is a regular on NPR's Parent's Journal. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, she now writes for Family Fun, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, and Cooking Light. She lives in Princeton, NJ. Please visit her at
Published May 22, 2012 by Running Press. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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These are traditions that help children feel loved, provide a sense of connection, establish a rhythm of days, help children feel safe and protected, and just plain make kids happy.

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