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The Rhyme and Reason of Rituals

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in 2011: Whenever my children travel, I always make sure to tell them to “have a safe trip.”  Before my husband goes to sleep at night, he always makes sure the doors are locked. A … Continue reading

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Children, Rituals, and OCD

 This post is originally from November 2011: When my daughter was about two or three years old, she had a bedtime ritual where she lined up ten of her dolls and stuffed animals on the floor. They had to be in the … Continue reading

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The Rhyme and Reason of Rituals

Whenever my children travel, I always make sure to tell them to “have a safe trip.”  Before my husband goes to sleep at night, he always makes sure the doors are locked.  A basketball player says a specific prayer before each game, and a runner wears her … Continue reading

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