The importance of family stories….“Families who refine and retell a unifying narrative about their positive moments and resilience during difficult times, produce children who consistently show more self-confidence.” ~ Bruce Feiler
Family stories build self-esteem!
The New York Times published an excellent article in 2013 by Bruce Feiler called, “The Stories that Bind Us.” He reports that families who refine and retell a unifying narrative about their positive moments and resilience during difficult times, produce children who consistently show more self-confidence. Knowing the answers to questions such as; Do you know where your parents grew up? Do you know the story of your birth? Do you know of an illness or something difficult your family has experienced? was the best predictor of a child’s mental health and happiness.
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.
We believe this is true for children AND adults!
Your family photos and videos hold the key to your family narrative and serve a profound purpose. With your newly organized memory collection, you have the ability now to curate your family stories into photo books, wall displays, video montages, online photo albums and so much more.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll review different ways you can display and share your photo and video memories. It’s time to celebrate and share your story with the people you love..
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