Family & Parenting Archive: Holidays and Rituals

 
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The Peter Cottontail Dilemma

A dad struggles with the question of when it's time to unmask the Easter Bunny.


By Dave Caldwell



The Crucifixion's PG Rating

A psychologist gives age-by-age advice on explaining this intense event to children.


By Karen L. Maudlin, Psy.D.



Family Activities for Lent

Handling the Holidays in a Two-Faith Family

Raising kids in one religion is possible in our interfaith household.


By Sally Stich



The Hundred Dollar Holiday

Advocating a simple Christmas does not make me a grinch--in fact, just the opposite.


By Bill McKibben



The Truth About Santa

What should you tell your kids?


By Heather Kopp



All Is Calm, All Is Bright

Seven ways to a enjoy a more spiritual holiday with kids.


By Mimi Doe



Kids' Holiday Music

New CDs and classics to keep families singing through the New Year.


By Elizabeth Sheed



New Year's Rituals for Families

You don't have to stay up past midnight to celebrate a festive, meaningful New Year's with kids.


By Meg Cox


01/05/2001



The Red Carnation

Despite poverty and a violent marriage, my mother gave her children what was most important in life.


by Rosemary Bray McNatt


05/09/2000

What's Jewish About Mother's Day?

We've been honoring our mothers (and fathers) since Mt. Sinai. So why should we care about May 14?


by of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership


05/08/2000

Mother's Day Books

Beliefnet's 10 picks for Mother's Day reading


May 2000

The Heart of the Holidays

The best children's books for Easter and Passover convey the meaning as well as the fun of these important religious feasts


Karen MacPherson


04/14/2000

Creating Special Family Moments

Beat the midwinter blahs with everyday celebrations.


By Mimi Doe



The Best Holiday Lessons

Tacking up menorahs and Santa is, well, tacky. But religious symbols can find a meaningful place in public school classrooms.


By Jean Fitzpatrick


12/11/2000



To Welcome a Child

Adoption rituals for your growing family.


by Lisa Konick


06/08/2000

Candlelight

How our Advent wreath helps us stop time.


December 20, 1999


Jean G. Fitzpatrick



Come, Lord Jesus

Advent calm amid Christmas frenzy


December 20, 1999


Christine Whittaker



Helping Kids Keep the Fast

In December, self-denial is a hard sell.


December 20, 1999


Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs



Gifts that Endure

On giving time rather than presents


December 20, 1999


Rabbi Sandy Sasso



Holiday Religious Books for Children

December 1999


Karen MacPherson



Birth Rites

With the help of a witch, a second-time mother creates her own birth ceremony.


December 20, 1999


Laura Fitch

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