TED Talk on Happy Families

I really enjoyed listening to this TED talk and thought I’d pass it on …

Bruce Feiler shares three things Happy Families do:
1. Adapt all the time.
2. Empower the kids.
3. Tell their story. 

I hope you’ll watch and listen for the third of Mr. Feiler’s 3 points.
I have a hunch you’ll like what he says and that you’ll feel validated in your passion for memory keeping.

By the way, Bruce Feiler is the author of a book, called The Secrets of Happy Families and he mentions in this talk a study done at Emory University. Just thought I’d save you time, if like me, you tend to Google people and things to verify what you’ve heard!

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  1. THANK YOU for sharing this, Stacy. Both my husband and I truly enjoyed it and are looking forward to trying this out with our family!

  2. karen keiper says:

    FANTASTIC! Thanks

  3. Thanks for sharing this Stacy! I’m going to use it and pass it along. I had already saved his article, “The Stories That Bind Us” in the New York Times March 15, 2013. It was so GREAT!

  4. Christine says:

    I love TED and this was great. Thanks for sharing it. I don’t believe in coincidence. I think i was supposed to hear this. I have been struggling with some things of late and have been praying about it. At several points during this talk I felt like God was saying, “listen, I’m talking to you.” I’ll be listening again. Thanks again.

    On a different note, I had several email conversations with Michelle at BP due to some technical issues with an eBook. She was very helpful and stuck with me through my tech ignorance. I really appreciate her help.

    • Christine,
      I don’t believe in coincidence either. If you’re praying for something, then you just have to pay attention. The answers will come — for me, in lots of different ways! So glad to hear you had a good experience with Michelle. I love her — and trust me, I’ve trained her well (when it comes to patience with the tech-challenged!) Thanks for reading my blog.

  5. Narelle Jurss says:

    Hi Stacy, WOW – fascinating and definately some ideas here I am going to try with my family. I have always believed it is important for my kids to have a sense of where they have come from, of those who went before – was great to hear that this has benefits. Family Meetings and Morning Checklists here we come! Love TED Talks – thanks for sharing this one! Narelle

    • I’ve been doing morning checklists for ages, but hearing this re-invigorated me and my kids are doing GREAT (again!) We need to improve our family meetings and we’re going to work on that.

  6. Thank you for sharing this Stacy. I completely agree with the advice given in this TED talk. I think it is so important to remember that our goal as parents is to raise independent adults, so I really appreciated hearing Mr. Feiler mention that. Flexibility and communication with an understanding of the importance of family, that’s the way my husband and I are trying to raise our children. I love that my passion for scrapbooking is a great medium to help with the third part!

  7. Erika Hayes says:

    I love this TED talk.. so many great ones this is one of my faves!!

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