Sunday, December 20, 2009
Stories Make Us Happy!
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlisch (wonderful authors of How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk) give great advice about happiness--they say to be your child's storehouse of happy memories and accomplishments and to retell these stories to strengthen your child's view of themselves. As I've been hanging out with my niece and daughter this week for the holidays, I've really been trying to retell happy stories for them, and it really has made the girls happy, and me, too!
What stories do you love to tell about your family? Are you creating moments now that will one day be part of your family's storehouse of happy memories and accomplishments?