This summer we asked our readers:
How have you introduced your family heritage and traditions to your children?
“Frequent family dinners with all of the cousins and lots of stories.”
– Wendy from Wendy’s Hat
“Usually around a big dinner with the whole family. Good food and good conversation.”
– Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey
“We come from a huge background. We’re Puerto Rican, Irish, and Italian. Though, we’ve been able to infuse a little bit of our background into everything we do. We started off by learning about our Puerto Rican Heritage, learning to speak Spanish, and we taught our younger generations Spanish. We then started introducing Italian traditional food and family time. As far as the Irish portion? We have the last name and can drink like a true Irish! lol. Our biggest area that we’ve always tried to encourage is learning about all of heritage that makes us complete and unique, and it was a great learning process in raising my nieces and nephews in the acceptance of others and their cultures…and to know that everyone is unique.”
– David Murphy
“The Christmas tradition of waking up and going to the designated house for family celebrations after the youngest child of the family wakes up is something we are carrying on with our daughter!”
– Taylor Speikers
We’d love it if you let us know how you explore your family’s roots with your children!