Share with Your Kids! It’s a Good Thing!

Not surprisingly, an article I just came across on The Atlantic’s website extols the virtues of sharing family stories with children.  See link HERE.  Some themes that arise:

*Kids learn to empathize with the emotions of others

*Kids learn the skill of storytelling

*They may develop higher self-esteem and self-awareness

*Lower rates of depression and anxiety

I personally do not have any children yet, but I do recall many stories from my family during our get-togethers.  These anecdotes seem to me to create a sense of community and laughter and unite the family together.  Who doesn’t love a “Remember when?” with everyone sitting around the table?

What stories do you share with your kids?  Are you honest in your tales?

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