The Cool Parts of Genealogy: Engaging My Teenagers Case Study
Over the past two years I’ve been working to engage my teenagers with their family history. I’ve become continually more convinced that family history can provide a scaffolding that will strengthen a teen’s self image and faith in the future during this challenging period of their life. Family history is one of the most important tools you can use to empower your teens and help them become well adjusted adults. I’m not concerned about my children becoming zealous genealogists thought they might. I just want them to benefit from the emotional health that come from knowing your family history.
Janet Hovorka received a B.A. in History and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from BYU. She and her husband Kim own Family ChartMasters the official printers for most genealogy software and database companies. Janet is the author of Zap the Grandma Gap books for connecting with your family by connecting them to their family history. She is passionate about the nutrition family history brings to the soul. Janet writes The Chart Chick blog and has written for numerous genealogy publications. She is the past president of the Utah Genealogical Association and teaching genealogy at Salt Lake Community College.