Teaching Kids About Family History Reportedly Helps Increase Resilience

I wish I had read this article when my children were young and I was just beginning to research my family tree! According to an article in the (Utah) Daily Herald:

“Resilience, or the ability to overcome challenges in life, is a trait many parents hope their children will develop. Resilient children are more likely to have good emotional and mental health.

“Research has shown that children who know more about their families and family history are more resilient and tend to do better when facing challenges in life. This may be because seeing patterns of overcoming failures and surviving hard times can help children recognize that people can recover and triumph, despite hardships. One of the best things families can do is develop a strong family narrative.”

You can find this interesting article at: http://bit.ly/2T2Yv3F.


Dick, you and the [Utah] Daily Herald have rendered a huge public service in reporting this story. When I think back about what both my parents, and their families, endured just to get to the U.S. and ultimately wed each other it takes my breath away!


There is another, similar (though more detailed) article on this topic in the New York Times from back in March 2013, well worth the read, that can still be found on-line at https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/fashion/the-family-stories-that-bind-us-this-life.html?f=76


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