The number of words a baby hears before age 3 correlates with IQ and success in school. And kids who know their families’ stories are better adjusted than kids who don’t. So the next time your kids ask for a story, don’t conjure up faraway kingdoms. Talk about their grandparents.
Let’s stop and think about this for a moment. Children that know their family stories are obviously spending time with their family. They’re spending time with Grandma, Mom, Dad and aunts and uncles. They’re sitting down at the dinner table together. The children are being nurtured the way they were meant to be. It only makes sense that they would be “better adjusted.”