Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Life-Changing Power in Family Stories

Many parents are looking for ways to bring their families closer, to connect, and to create strengthening bonds.  One simple but powerful way to do this is through family stories.


There is life-changing power in family stories!  Telling and recording your family's stories allows you (and especially your children) to develop a stronger sense of self, purpose, and belonging.  Family stories have been shown to raise self-esteem in kids, too!

I have written about four ways to create connections using family stories, and one idea for finding family stories.  See which ones can benefit your family:

{Making Connections Using Family Stories}
{Healing From Grief Through Family Stories}
{Preserving Celebrations with Family Stories}
{Building Self-Esteem through Family Stories and Personal Messages}
{Telling Family Stories Using Keepsakes





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6 comments:

csuhpat1 said...

That is so true. Very nice. #wanderingwednesday

Jennifer Wise, Heritage Makers Consultant said...

Thanks for stopping by.

Ashley said...

Thank you so much for sharing these ways to connect with family stories! Now that my parents and in-laws are retired, I asked them to write down some of the family stories so that they are not forgotten. Your suggestions give me specific ideas. I pinned a couple of your links for future reference! Thanks. #WanderingWednesday

Jennifer Wise, Heritage Makers Consultant said...

I'm so glad this was helpful, Ashley! Yes, this is a perfect time to really make sure you get those stories down. I'm glad the specifics helped, and I'm so glad you pinned! :) Thanks so much for reading. :)

Lori said...

I created a special book about grandma book when my husbands mother passed away. Our kids were still very young and I wanted them to remember her. So I collected their memories word for word and included them with pictures of her with our family. They still love to look at the book and it’s been 16 years.

Jennifer Wise, Heritage Makers Consultant said...

This is exactly what I'm talking about, Lori--how beautiful! It really is a powerful, meaningful thing!