Conversation Corner
Family Corner (Treasured Stories --October 2002)

Share with young family members life stories from earlier generations.


Date: 10/2/2002 11:29:05 AM
Name or Pseudonym: Chris
Subject: storytelling as key

All throughout history, across all cultures we see storytelling as key in passing on our history, values and traditions. Our kids often recall "mom, do you remember when you told us about..." and go on to recount how a "story" (true event in our past) influenced them at a critcal moment/decision. I urge parents or other family membeers to use teachable moments, spare moments (eg. waiting in checkout line, traffic...) to pass on your stories. They REMEMBER !!

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