The Joyful Family: Meaningful Activities and Heartfelt Celebrations for Connecting with the Ones You Love

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Conari Press, Jan 31, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
How can you bring more joy into your family? By creating situations and celebrations that bring the family together for meaningful moments. The Joyful Family presents more than 70 tools and activities for creating and maintaining family togetherness and provides concrete strategies for designing new traditions. The book is organized into the different types of events that can be marked by celebration, with chapters such as "Marking Milestones" and "Making the Ordinary Special." Each chapter contains 4-6 wonderfully guided activities, complete with situations, objectives, and lists of materials needed. At the core of the book are heartfelt stories from the lives of the authors and their students and clients.
 

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Contents

The Joyful Family For
Making a Family loyful
The Essential Components of Family Ritual
Altars and Amulets
Marking Milestones
Resolying Family Conflicts
Recognizing Your Familys Cultural and Religious Heritage
Clarifying Personal and Family Yalues
Bri in h a Bet een eneration 12 Healing Illnesses and Injuries
Honoring Departed Family Members
Dealing with Emergencies
Solutions to Problems
Recommended Resources
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Authors

Making the Qrdinary Special 2 Practicing Pragmatic Skills
Improying SchoolRelated Situations

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John S. Dacey, Ph.D., is professor at Boston College in the Department of Counseling, Developmental Psychology, and Research Methods. He is the author of twelve books, most recently Your Anxious Child and nearly thirty articles on parenting, creativity, and general human development. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his family.
Lynne Weygint is the mother of two sons, a professional organizer, and a religious educator. With co-author John Dacey, Ms. Weygint has also helped religious educators and individuals within her Unitarian Universalist community create rituals.
Will Glennon is the author of 200 Ways to Raise a Boy's Emotional Intelligence, 200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem, and an editor of the bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series. He is a regular columnist for Daughters newsletter and sits on the Board of Advisors for Dads & Daughters, a national parenting organization. The father of two children, a son and a daughter, Glennon lives in Berkeley, California.

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