FAMILY / PARENTING
THE RHYTHM OF LIFE Lou Harvey-Zahra shares her ideas for weekly and yearly rhythms to help create happy families
AS DAILY FAMILY RHYTHMS are so powerful, it is logical to extend them into weekly, monthly and yearly cycles. Human beings live in a cyclical universe: the seven-day weekly cycle, the twenty-eight-day moon or monthly cycle, and the annual solar cycle. We innately implement cycles in our lives.
Consciously creating fun family rhythms directly affects family happiness. Through personal experience I’ve witnessed how family rhythms can transform children’s outlook and their happiness, particularly during the middle childhood years (from seven to 12 years old) and long-term.
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 thegreenparent.co.uk