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"what do you know about your family history?"

(6 Posts)
MrsH1989 Wed 06-Apr-16 20:31:53

We are almost done with stage one of our assessment and to make sure we get to panel when planned we have been asked to write a section of the par ourselves. I am answering questions on "identity" and one is "what do you know about your family history?" I have NO idea what to write for this!
Any ideas much appreciated!

CrazyCatLaydee123 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:23:46

I am at same stage, first home visit tomorrow. We've been asked to do a family tree (just 3 generations) Andalusia support network map.

Family tree on my side is a mess, I have had to simplify it a lot as my dad is technically 1 of 11 if you include steps and halves! DH is an only child of an only child, so much easier smile

CrazyCatLaydee123 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:24:03

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Italiangreyhound Wed 06-Apr-16 21:29:02

That seems strangely worded.

What do you know about your family history? Your parents and grandparents? The place they come from, the lives they lived etc. How important any of this to you?

MrsH1989 Thu 07-Apr-16 09:02:05

We have done the family tree so this is in addition.
i feel like it had been covered already but will right a bit about where they are from Italian- I do agree it is strangely worded!

Italiangreyhound Thu 07-Apr-16 23:40:22

I wonder if it may be a way to ask you about the importance of where we come from, making sure you are aware of this for your own family history. So you can be aware that your new little child or baby may also want to know about their history and/or be able to integrate into your life and your family story.

I think an awareness of how this is/may be very important to some might be useful.

As an example from our own family... we are a close knit (not large) family, our son is an integral part of it. But we know he has another family, his birth family.

DS is not currently very interested in his birth family and is very keen on granddad and grandma.

We have done a number of things to prepare for the the time when he may be more interested, tried to keep in touch with birth family (through letterbox), kept photos, kept all the things that he came with (toys/cloths etc) that may be of interest.

I guess being aware of where we come from and how knowing things affects us might be useful in terms of understanding your new little one's history, preserving some of that for her/him and also integrating the new member into the wider family. (This is all guess work.)

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