Tell the Stories

Thanks to RootsTech 2016’s live streaming and YouTube channel, I have been able to follow along while being #notatrootstech. Even though this is a technology conference for genealogists, the general sessions have a much broader appeal since they have a family story telling focus. This was especially true of Friday’s Keynote session by Bruce Feiler.

In his presentation, Bruce pointed out that telling the family stories has a tremendous impact on the children.

  • telling the story of successes – particularly the night before a big event helps a child be more successful at that event
  • telling the story of times where adversary was faced and overcome helps children face hard times both as a child and later in adult years
  • telling family stories during trips helps embed memories of the trip in a child

Are you telling your family stories?

Watch Bruce Feiler’s presentation: