Family tales make a huge impression on your child – and their happiness
Some of our best experiences in capturing our stories have been getting the kids involved.
It’s a pretty special experience for everyone.
Sharing family stories from the past improves our children’s ability to understand other people’s emotions and helps to build a deeper connection within the family.
The questions can be as simple as:
“Gran, tell me a story from when you were little”
“Tell me the time when you met your best friend at school”
All families have stories to tell, regardless of their culture or their circumstances. Of course, not all of these stories are idyllic ones. Research shows that children and adolescents can learn a great deal from stories of life’s more difficult moments–as long as those stories are told in a way that is sensitive to the child’s level of understanding, and as long as something good comes from the experience. Of course, not all of these stories are idyllic ones.
Research shows that children and adolescents can learn a great deal from stories of life’s more difficult moments–as long as those stories are told in a way that is sensitive to the child’s level of understanding, and as long as something good comes from the experience.
Research on family storytelling shows that when parents share more family stories with their children—especially when they tell those stories in a detailed and responsive way—their children benefit in a host of ways. For instance, experimental studies show that when parents learn to reminisce about everyday events with their preschool children in more detailed ways, their children tell richer, more complete narratives to other adults one to two years later compared to children whose parents didn’t learn the new reminiscing techniques. Children of the parents who learned new ways to reminisce also demonstrate a better understanding of other people’s thoughts and emotions.
WriteMyStory is a guide with over 200 thought evoking questions, that will take you on the journey of your life and that of your loved ones.
– Family History
– Early Years
– Teenage Years
– Adult Years
– Remembering Love Ones
– Remembering What is Important
Simply record or video your conversations and we can include the experience in a beautiful hardcover book with the photos of your choice. The kids will love listening or looking back at these special times together.
Your stories will inspire your kids, protect them, and create a deeper connection within the family. So be generous with your stories, and be generous in your stories. Remember that your children may have them for a lifetime.
“History is a child’s roots, it affects how they think of themselves, their place in the world, and where they’ll go in the future.” – Keith Halliday
Visit www.OurLifeStory.Club and see just how easy it is to capture the memories of your life, your parents and grandparents, those significant moments you never want to forget.