Explore your Family History



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My paternal grandfather died when I was in college, but my grandmother is alive and well, and lives just 15 minutes away. So my kids are very close to her. But when I talk about my grandfather, they're mystified. For children, learning about family, especially family who might live far away or is no longer with us, can sometimes be confusing. But it's an important part of learning who they are and where they come from.

October is Family History Month. And even though the month is almost over, it's a great time to sit down with your kids and talk about your family. Here's a site where you can find a simple family tree to fill out, to get you started. Then you might want to pay a visit to grandma, and instead of coloring or talking about Thanksgiving plans, get the kids to ask her what things were like when she was a little girl. Ask about what her grandmother was like, and what she did when she visited with her family. If your kids are lucky enough to have some great grandparents still living, you can ask them the same things. It's fascinating to see how much things have changed over the years, but how some things are still the same. Like having a hard time sitting still in church, or fighting with brothers and sisters over favorite toys.

Share your family's stories with the next generation. It's a great way to spend some time together! 

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