Celebrate family

“In our family as the children grew up we had a tradition of celebrating anything good that happened to one of them. Whether it was a school report, merit certificate, runs at cricket, joining the school band or anything really, we would have a celebration at the meal table. One of the children would have to stand up and propose a toast and make a small speech. Later as they got older we kept a bottle of champagne in the fridge for such occasions. It was done semi-seriously and the kids all learnt to be able to give praise and to speak in front of others.” – Ian Brayshaw, sports journalist.

  • Create your own family celebration tradition.
  • If there isn’t an obvious reason to celebrate, invent one.

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