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Happy and Resilient Children Know These 20 Things About their Families

According to a study conducted by Robyn Fivush, Marshall Duke, and Jennifer Bohanek children who know these 20 questions about their families are more resilient and happier.


  • Do you know how your parents met?

  • Do you know where your mother grew up?

  • Do you know where your father grew up?

  • Do you know where some of your grandparents grew up?

  • Do you know where some of your grandparents met?

  • Do you know where your parents were married?

  • Do you know what went on when you were being born?

  • Do you know the source of your name?

  • Do you know some things about what happened when your brothers or sisters were being born?

  • Do you know which person in your family you look most like?

  • Do you know which person in the family you act most like?

  • Do you know some of the illnesses and injuries that your parents experienced when they were younger?

  • Do you know some of the lessons that your parents learned from good or bad experiences?

  • Do you know some things that happened to your mom or dad when they were in school?

  • Do you know the national background of your family (such as English, German, Russian, etc.)?

  • Do you know some of the jobs that your parents had when they were young?

  • Do you know some awards that your parents received when they were young?

  • Do you know the names of the schools that your mom went to?

  • Do you know the names of the schools that your dad went to?

  • Do you know about a relative whose face “froze” in a grumpy position because he or she did not smile enough?




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