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Most families tend to have "a wise one," the person to whom the family goes for help and who dishes out good advice. That person is also often charged with reprimanding - or rebuking - family members when necessary.
It's common for that person to be an older family member. However, in the following adorable video, we see from 4-year-old Delilah O'Donoghue's ''heart-to-heart'' with Gabriel, 2, that this role fits her perfectly.
Delilah dishes out some ''tough love'' to her younger brother who apparently did something not so nice in the playground. She wants him to learn a lesson, and here's how she does it:
Who's the ''wise one'' in your family? Whom do you go to for advice?
Share with us in the comments below.
Whether it was "Leave It To Beaver," "The Cosby Show," "The Brady Bunch" or one of many other sitcoms, past or present, that revolve around family life, the wonderful thing about those shows is how they represented the society and culture of the time.
When I was growing up, a favourite TV family were the Keatons of Family Ties.
I'm not sure why I liked them more than the others - perhaps they fit in better with my middle class understanding of the world in which I grew up - but watching that show was a weekly pleasure for many years.
There are plenty of videos lurking around the internet that claim to give you a crash course in using documents for genealogical purposes.
Today's video simply and succinctly shows how resources such as birth, marriage and death certificates and medical records can help trace your family history. It's a great stepping stone for new amateurs who would like to get "hands-on" at the nearest opportunity.
In today's video psychologist, Alison Gopnik, demonstrates how the otherwise incoherent speech, play and communication of babies is actually a form of sophisticated intelligence gathering.
Today's video isn't the most professional ever made, nor are the production values particularly outstanding. What the video shows, however, is a really effective method of demonstrating our genealogical research in a way that is both easily digestible and really quite beautiful.
So, sit back and enjoy a soundtrack fit for the welsh valleys, whilst the pictoral history of the Harrisons of Wales graces your screen. Enjoy, and have a fantastic weekend.
As it's the weekend, we thought you may like to watch a short, but emotive video about writing your family history and autobiography, for the pleasure of generations to come.
Linda Weaver Clarke travels around the U.S, teaching people the importance of family legacy and leads free workshops on turning your family history into a variety of interesting stories. A volunteer, she has dedicated much of her life to motivating individuals to do just that.
Today's video, produced by this remarkable woman, has a few ideas from which we could all benefit.
In this thought-provoking video, Greg Carroll of the West Virginia State Archives discusses the history of slaves and free people of color in West Virginia from 1800-1860.
In addition to informing viewers as to what genealogical research materials are available, Carroll talks of a palpable lack of certain types of information and the need to collect further information. In particular, the oral histories of these people are lacking.
This video also provides some background to the plight of these West Virginians. Well worth a watch.
This video talks about the origins of Crestdale, one of the first African-American communities in the United States. All of those in the video are descendants of the original founders of the community.
The winter holidays are a unique time of year. Families reunite from across the globe in celebration. It is a time to share, to give, and to recant the year past. For some it is stuffed with spiritual overtones and practice, to others, holidays are a time to imbibe the rituals of seasonal culture. So whether you dress your pine tree with family heirlooms and strands of lights, or eat Latkes in cohort and light the nightly Menorah, or simply pass neatly wrapped packages triumphant with ribbon, it is a time to revel in the good spirit, sing festive songs, and tip a glass to a season that has become a universal holiday.