Sunday, April 21, 2013

Establishing A Family Narrative

Recently I read this article on how family stories create strong families and resilient kids. It came from this New York Times article and I really enjoyed it and it got me thinking about the
20 things you should know Test wherein they found kids who know the answers to these questions about their families seem to fare better than those that don't.  That shared knowledge creates an “intergenerational self,” a belief that somehow creates resilience as we come to understand we are part of something that started long before. It wasn't just knowing the family history facts, but having it told often at family dinners, holidays, family reunions, car trips etc that made the difference

I've written a Family Home Evening Lesson plan that outlines 10 activities that could be done on this topic.  Go here for the full lesson:

Establishing A Family Narrative FHE lesson