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Communities of the past often celebrated the Winter Solstice with rituals and festivities honoring the shortest days and darkest nights. For many cultures, this time was an opportunity to slow down, do less and tend inward to themselves, their family and their community.
Rituals can be an incredibly powerful tool for building trust and security in the family. They provide containment and structure both of which can be very soothing and regulating to a child’s nervous system