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  • Writer's picturePeggy D. Sideratos

Teach Kids About Their Past to Help Them Build Their Future

Updated: Nov 19, 2019

Hi there. I hope you are having a beautiful day.

Have you ever watched the TV show, Who Do You Think You Are? I love that show and watching people trace their family’s history. Sometimes they are able to research and find people’s ancestry going back hundreds and hundreds of years. One of the things I really enjoy is watching how the story of a particular member in the person’s family history affects the seeker. So many of them are touched by the stories of how their ancestor(s) overcame difficult obstacles in their life and by the strength and tenacity they demonstrated. While not all of us are lucky enough to have genealogists look into the past generations of our families, we still have family stories that we can tell children, even if they only go back one or two generations. I think it’s important to let kids know about the struggles, adversities and triumphs of their parents, grandparents and if possible, great-grandparents. Teaching them that there is tenacity and strength in their DNA may help them realize that they too can overcome and thrive when they are going through their own struggles. I recently saw a quote I really liked on the internet by Hank Smith which said, “When we learn about our past, we gather strength for our future.” Teach children about their history and maybe someday their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be learning about their story.


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