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Mark Zuckerberg Shares His Bedtime Ritual For His Daughter

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Mark Zuckerberg Shares His Bedtime Ritual For His Daughter

We all know the importance of a bedtime routine for our kids. Dinner, bath, book reading and bed is the typical routine most parents follow when putting their children to sleep.

But Mark Zuckerberg adds a spiritual ritual to his bedtime routine with his one-year old daughter Max.

The 33-year-old shared the ritual during his commencement speech at Harvard University last week. The Facebook founder often recites a Jewish prayer, “Mi Shebeirach” over his daughter before she drifts off to sleep.

The tech entrepreneur said at the end of his speech, “I am reminded of a prayer ‘Mi Shebeirach,’ that I say whenever I face a big challenge, that I sing to my daughter, thinking of her future when I tuck her in at night. And it goes, ‘May the source of strength who has blessed the ones before us help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing.’”

“I hope you find the courage to make your life a blessing,” Zuckerberg told Harvard’s class of 2017 on Thursday.

Despite the Facebook founder identifying himself as an atheist in the past, the entrepreneur was raised Jewish and has recently become open to religion.

The Jewish prayer Zuckerberg sings over his daughter is known as a prayer for healing and is traditionally said for friends or loved ones struggling with physical, emotional or spiritual challenges.

Adding prayer to the bedtime routine could be one way to calm your child before they drift to sleep.

Whatever one believes, it’s definitely a lovely ritual to include in the bedtime routine and Zuckerberg’s beliefs certainly haven’t stopped him from adding a spiritual side to his bedtime routine with Max.

Do you pray with your child when they go to sleep? What traditions or rituals have you instilled during bedtime with your children?



Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog


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