WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHILD LEARNS ABOUT THEIR FAMILY HISTORY?
Children who know about their family history have a higher self-esteem, are better able to deal with stress and have a sense of fulfillment. Children who have a strong family narrative also enjoy better emotional health. Knowing your family's history tells you that you are part of something bigger. When children know what challenges their family have faced and overcome, they are more confident to face their own challenges. They are better adjusted and more resilient.
Emory University Study, 2010, by psychologists Robyn Fivush and Marshall Duke
This being a part of a great whole brings a sense of stability and security; that we are all connected in a family chain.