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Our role as grandparents being the connecting link


During this Coronavirus Crisis... our grandchildren (and our children for that matter) need an extra measure of resilience. Interestingly, several studies have found that the more kids know about their grandparents and great grandparents, the more resilient and safe they feel in a crisis.

As mentioned, research is now suggesting that one of the very best things we can do for our grandkids is to teach them about their ancestors and give them the identity-strengthening blessing of a real “Family Narrative.” An Emory University study concludes, “the more children know about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem.” You, as a grandparent, are perfectly positioned to create the kinds of family narratives that can make your grandkids stronger and more resilient.