I saw this on Facebook recently, from The Unknown; but not hidden, with this beautiful photo by Hugh Sitton. I found the original blog post here. I thought it was worth repeating.
So the story is that in this particular African tribe when someone behaves badly, gets involved in some harmful or criminal activity, the community members surround that person and begin to tell him or her all about the good they have done. In this way, they remind that person that no matter what they have done in the past, they are good at their core. The litany of good is recited over two days.
The blogger admits she doesn’t know if it’s true, but even if it isn’t, wouldn’t it be a good practice, even in your own family, even for a fraction of one day?