What stories to you tell the kids seems to matter!

Posted: April 12, 2013 by wjfkee in Uncategorized

How Much your Kids Know About Your Family Narrative Matters.

The more children knew about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem and the more successfully they believed their families functioned…

(Researchers) developed a measure called the “Do You Know?” scale that asked children to answer 20 questions. Examples included: Do you know where your grandparents grew up? Do you know where your mom and dad went to high school? Do you know where your parents met? Do you know an illness or something really terrible that happened in your family? Do you know the story of your birth?

The “Do You Know?” scale turned out to be the best single predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness.

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