Family: Stories

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Friend June 2017 “Tickling Trouble”  Lizzie and Max learn that we should listen to and respect each other. Pillow fights and tickling is only fun when everyone is having fun.

Family Council

Friend February 2017 “Matt and Mandy” Matt and Mandy decide they need a family council because they are disagreeing about chores.

Families Play Together

Friend June 2017 “Little Builders” Siblings build a blanket fort together.

 Families Spend Time Together

“Matt and Mandy” Each family member wants to do something different on their last Saturday before school starts, but they compromise and spend time together doing those things.

Family Love

Gifts of Love

Friend January 2017 “An Extra Special Present” Hadley is too young to earn money, but she wants to give her mom a birthday present, so she writes her mom a special poem of love.


Appreciating Family & Home

Friend February 2016 Poem about the strange and annoying things a child’s family members does, but also realizing the wonderful things about them.


Friend June 1987 “Leaving Home” Three boys decide to live in their fort so they won’t have anybody telling them what to do. They encounter difficulties and realize their homes are wonderful.


Friend August 1988 “She’s Some Sister”   Jason’s sister is getting married and he realizes he’s going to miss her.

Families Can Be Together Forever

Friend February 2017 “Forever Family” Poem a girl created after her grandma passed away.

Friend October 2015 –  Elder Oaks didn’t think of his mother as a widow because his mother taught him he had a father and they would always be a family.

Friend September 1988 “Mrs. Brocklebank” (Part Two) Kenneth’s grandmother joins the church and they are sealed as a family in the temple.

Family Repentance

Friend April 2017 “The Blue Sunglasses” Sarah accidently breaks her big sister’s sunglasses. She does her best to make things right.





Friend August 1988 “Raymond and the Horrible Little Pest” Raymond says some very mean things to his brother and feels terrible. He prays for help to know how to fix things.

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Friend March 2015– Boy forgives mom for breaking Lego space jet.
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 Praying for Family Members

Friend July 2017 “Prayers and Butterflies” Sarah’s grandma hurt her leg. Sarah’s family discuss ways to help her. Sarah suggests saying a prayer that she’ll feel better. Afterwards the kids are inspired to draw pictures for her which makes her feel better.










Friend September 2016 “Heavenly Father Hears Your Prayers” Small stories. One about a brother praying for another brother because he knew the brother was worried about soccer. Also a story about a mother praying for her son to find a friend.






Friend January 2017  “Don’t Forget to Pray for Erik” Kari doesn’t understand why Heavenly Father hasn’t answered their many family prayers for Erik to come back to the gospel.


Family Members Teach Each Other

Friend June 1987 “Harold Gets a Job” Susan teaches her little brother many things.



 Family Influence & Example

Friend July 2017 “Show and Tell”

My dad doesn’t go to church, but I try to keep the commandments when I am at his house and show an example of living the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dashel P., age 6, Colorado, USA

Friend August 2015

Friend August 2015 – Brother’s example makes Quentin Cook want a testimony








Friend February 2018 “Peter the Pest” Matthew is annoyed and angry that his little brother, Peter,  always wants to do everything he does. His father explains that Matthew is probably the most important person in the world to Peter, and that is why he wants to do everything he does. (Also see Lesson Ideas on how to control anger.)





Friend January 2017 “Time for Addison” Tom doesn’t want his little sister to knock over the tower he built after school, but his little sister misses him and wants to spend time with him, so he figures out something they can do together.





Friend October 2016 “Gone Fishing” Hayden is annoyed that his noisy little brother, Dan, has come fishing with him and his dad, but when Dan disappears Hayden is fearfully worried and realizes how much he loves his little brother.







Friend July 2015 – A girl learns that she controls how she reacts to annoying brother.







“Babysitting Blues”- Friend July 2015– Girl learns that spending time with siblings while babysitting them helps her and them be happy. Link includes some babysitting tips.

New Baby Sibling

Friend March 2016 “Finally a Big Brother” Nolan is excited to have a new baby sister and to be a big brother.



Friend October 2016 “Lessons From Mother” Elder Mazaggardi’s mother wasn’t LDS but she taught him many important things such as honesty and giving tithes to the Lord.



Friend June 2017 “Welcome to Cousin Camp” Carson’s grandma has cousin camp every year. This year’s theme is on service. They do many service projects together.

Family Sacrifice

Friend January 1987 “The rush-rush Day” Jarod sacrificed what he wanted to do so his family members could get the things done they needed to.


Family Members Help Each Other

Friend January 2018 “Adam’s Big Green Cast” Matthew’s little brother broke his leg and has to wear a cast that doesn’t let him move. Matthew helps his brother feel better by playing with him and finding things Adam can do without moving.





Friend October 2017 “Helping Mrs. Brewster” Ryan helps his brother Jackson rake the neighbor’s leaves.








Friend October 2017  “I Like to Help” Poem – A boy helps his family members during the week.




Friend May 2017 “That’s My Brother” Eric doesn’t have any friends yet and doesn’t like going to recess, but his brother comes and helps him find a friend during recess.





Friend May 2017 “The Gecko Rescue” Andrea sews up a hole in her mom’s gecko beanbag so her mom wouldn’t be sad.

Story Activiy: Children can draw a line to a number on the gecko for every way they mention that they can help and serve family members.



Friend February 2017 “Double Happy” Lily helps her little brother, Sam, feel comfortable in Primary, but her parents want her to let Sam’s teacher do that now so Lily can go to her class. Lily obeys even though she’s worried about Sam, and they both have a great time in Primary.





Friend Novepmber 2016 “Big Sister Madelyn” Madelyn’s mother is sick, so Madelyn helps with the baby. Also an activity to find what toys are okay for the baby.






Friend October 2016 “Brave Enough” Christine asks her brother for help when she gets scared of a noise at her window.






Friend June 2015  “The Funny Face Fix” Ben helps his sister feel happy by making funny faces.



Friend September 2015

Friend September 2015 “Secret Helpers”











Friend June 2015

Friend June 2015 – Girl feels sad aunt is sick and can’t go to beach, so she brings aunt something from the beach.

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Families Come in a Variety of Ways

Friend January 2018 “Am I a Child of God?” Chloe hears the song “I am a Child of God”in Primary and wonders why she wasn’t born to “parents kind and dear,” and wonders if she is a child of God, but she has an adopted family who loves her.

Family Members with Disabilities
Friend October 2017 Tyler’s brother is