Do you have any rituals to mark this time of year?
As we turn our attention more and more to the Natural Order of life there are deep, abiding and great benefits to marking these seasonal changes for our children.
- Family unity
- Belonging/feeling a part of old traditions passed down generation to generation
- Learning to read the seasons and weather patterns
- Developing a respect and honor for the things we can not change: Weather, Seasons, Nature (This also means an opportunity to develop, to use child development language, postponement gratification. We may want to put on those lighter clothes but we just have to wait!)
- Learning to be prepared for the on going changes
There are so many more things that I know you could add to this list of the many benefits of marking, in some way, these seasonal and weather changes. Above are just a few.
When you click the button below, you will see my blog post about something you can do in your home to create a simple Nature Connection “ritual” to honor this mid winter time.