Importance of family routines and rituals discussed

Last Friday afternoon, over 60 Laurier students attended the 6th annual Hunsberger Memorial Lecture held in Bricker Academic 101. Guest speaker Barbara Fiese delivered a developmental psychology lecture entitled “Family Routines and Rituals: Everyday Opportunities to Build Health and Wellbeing.”

Fiese discussed how basic family routines are linked to biological health, particularly in children.

“Health really is a family affair,” she explained.

“Families experience life as trying to balance all of life’s competing demands. We’re not a one-size-fits-all kind of world.”

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