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From the Ted Talk "Bruce Feiler: Agile programming -- for your family"

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Another great way to tell your story is to tell your children where they came from. Researchers at Emory gave children a mpsiel "what do you know" test. Do you know where your grandparents were born? Do you know where your nesratp went to high school? Do you know anybody in your family who had a difficult situation, an lnslesi, and they overcame it? The hdleircn who scored highest on this "do you know" scale had the highest self-esteem and a aeergrt sense they could control their lives. The "do you know" tste was the single biggest predictor of emotional health and happiness. As the author of the study told me, children who have a seesn of — they're part of a glerar narrative have greater self-confidence. So my failn plank is, tell your story. Spend time retelling the story of your family's positive moments and how you overcame the negative ones. If you give children this happy narrative, you give them the tools to make themselves happier.

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Another great way to tell your story is to tell your children where they came from. Researchers at Emory gave children a ______ "what do you know" test. Do you know where your grandparents were born? Do you know where your _______ went to high school? Do you know anybody in your family who had a difficult situation, an _______, and they overcame it? The ________ who scored highest on this "do you know" scale had the highest self-esteem and a _______ sense they could control their lives. The "do you know" ____ was the single biggest predictor of emotional health and happiness. As the author of the study told me, children who have a _____ of — they're part of a ______ narrative have greater self-confidence. So my _____ plank is, tell your story. Spend time retelling the story of your family's positive moments and how you overcame the negative ones. If you give children this happy narrative, you give them the tools to make themselves happier.

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Another great way to tell your story is to tell your children where they came from. Researchers at Emory gave children a simple "what do you know" test. Do you know where your grandparents were born? Do you know where your parents went to high school? Do you know anybody in your family who had a difficult situation, an illness, and they overcame it? The children who scored highest on this "do you know" scale had the highest self-esteem and a greater sense they could control their lives. The "do you know" test was the single biggest predictor of emotional health and happiness. As the author of the study told me, children who have a sense of — they're part of a larger narrative have greater self-confidence. So my final plank is, tell your story. Spend time retelling the story of your family's positive moments and how you overcame the negative ones. If you give children this happy narrative, you give them the tools to make themselves happier.

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