#26 FACT: Family Stories Build Resilient Children
What’s the secret for a happy family? They talk. A lot.
Dr. Marshall Duke, a renowned psychologist, is my guest on this remarkable podcast episode.
In a research project at Emory University, he created the Do You Know Scale, which asked children 20 Do You Know questions about their family and its history.
The results were quite surprising. Turns out the children who knew more about their family’s history had higher levels of self-esteem, lower levels of anxiety, were much better at facing challenges, and a whole lot more.
Yes, family stories are a critical part of a child’s emerging identity and well-being. That’s why it’s so important to hear Dr. Duke share the remarkable story behind the study in this podcast episode.
And don’t feel left out! These stories can and should be told in any family, of any age.