Self esteem and family go hand-in-hand. Today’s family and function is over-flowing with school, work, chores, technology, and more. All of this is expected on limited time and resources. SOUND FAMILIAR?
Family life is so important to building our self-esteem, identity, value, and purpose. It is increasingly more difficult to make quality family time together. Here is an idea that just might work for YOU!
STORY TELLING THE FAMILY WAY!
Make a family talking stick. Use a dowel rod, ruler, yardstick, or even a sturdy piece of poster board/foam board (found in craft/office supply stores).
Take pictures/photos of family members and attach to the talking stick. One person’s at a time or all family members, you decide.
Pass the talking stick around to each family member and create a story or caption about the photo(s).
If you want to archive your story telling, have someone be a scribe to write/or type on computer the story that evolves. OR record a video!—(smart phones are everywhere.)
A VARIATION to the theme on family might be to use photos or pictures of family members doing funny things; pictures of favorite hobbies; special occasions, traditions, culture…you create.
PLEASE REMEMBER! DO be kind, encouraging, polite, and appropriate—it may end up going viral!
“Discouraging words…discourage DREAMS
Encouraging words…SPROUT DREAMS
PARENTS PLANT THE SEEDS!”