Guest – Brenda Rivas
How do multi-generations share family traditions?
Everyone loves the holidays. They're a wonderful way to pass family traditions from one generation to the next. When we add holiday extras to a busy schedule, it means we're trying to do too much. It’s easy to end up so exhausted we don’t enjoy ourselves. That’s why we’re hosting experts to share 24 holiday tips. We want to help you re-balance how you spend your time, and hope you enjoy these tips about sharing family traditions with the next generation.
Favorite Holiday Activity
For Brenda, the holidays start right after Thanksgiving. She loves going shopping on Black Friday but her favorite holiday activity is her families' annual cookie baking day on Saturday.
3 Tips: Sharing Family Traditions During the Holidays
Brenda Rivas, business strategist and owner of of Avanté Strategy. Her family is from Puerto Rico and Cuba, where family traditions are very strong. Brenda knows that growing up in a tight-knit family taught her how important interacting with family members and people in general, so you'll enjoy her tips about “electronics off” during many of her family's holiday activities. She also includes her children's friends who often don't experience family traditions at home.
- Creating new family traditions – is important to Brenda, as she values family time with her children. After Black Friday shopping, they watch holiday movies in their PJs. Each kid invites 1 or 2 friends to join them, and an important rule is “no electronics. It's s time to be silly, to laugh and they eat turkey leftovers. Their favorite movie is How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
- Sharing family traditions with multiple generations – is important so your children get to know their relatives. As Brenda explained, most of her family are foodies. They get together regularly to cook holiday specialties, and enjoy them throughout December.
- Giving back to the community – is another holiday tradition in Brenda's family. They bake cookies all month and make baskets to take to the food banks. Brenda was very proud this year, when her oldest daughter asked if they could take baskets to the elderly.
Join Brenda and I as we talk about her family's holiday traditions, by clicking the recording …
Most Important Holiday Goal
For Brenda the holidays are all about traditions. She loves creating new family traditions, in addition to honoring those passed down by her family. She is thankful for everything she has and likes sharing with others in need at this special time of year.