Tagged with family stories

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Two of my most memorable school assignments both involved interviewing my grandfather. In the first, for a seventh grade history assignment, I learned about his work during World War II Air Raid drills, making sure no light shone through neighborhood windows. In the second, for a college writing class, I learned rowdier stories of his … Continue reading

Less is More #4: Tell Your Stories

Less is More #4: Tell Your Stories

Last year Bruce Feiler published a blog in The New York Times that hit a chord in many families. In it he described research by Drs. Marshall Duke and Robyn Fivush that found the more children knew about their family‚Äôs history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives and the higher their self-esteem. … Continue reading