When it comes to your children, it’s often the memories that make a childhood, not the stuff you buy for your kids. If you think back to your early years, it’s the experiences that you remember the most. A special time or event, experience, that you had. You may have sentimental attachments to things, but it is the experiences you are likely to talk about the most.
Do kids have it all right now? It seems that there is always a focus around materialistic things at the moment, and less focus surrounding the experiences that you have. Often the experiences may not even need to cost that much, but can be a great way to spend time with your children and have fun in the process. So, if you are struggling to be as involved with your kids as you would like, read on.
Here’s a list of a few things you can do to help you make some amazing memories with your children:
There are plenty of benefits to cooking a meal with a little helping hand. First of all, they are more likely to eat it, so it’s a great way of tackling those children who are difficult to feed. But also, it’s passing down an art.
You could teach them recipes that you loved as a child, or the way you may have cooked with your own parents when you were young. You may have memories of baking as a child, so create some with your own kids.
Encourage More Sport
If your kids have any interest in a sport, give them the support they need. There are so many advantages. Health and fitness are big ones, of course, but there is also a social aspect, too. Yes, it’s going to eat away at your weekends. But, there is much to be said for being there when your son or daughter scores a last minute winner—those are memories you will both keep for life.
You could even get involved with customized tops, such as custom baseball shirts, wearing the correct football shirt or just showing support for your child. If you don’t have a sports club suitable for their tastes, why not start one?
The Before Bed Chats
Often it is reported that one of the best times to talk to your children is just before they go to bed. You can find out things about their day, they are relaxed and may even be more open to your questions. Of course, story time is important, and can help your children develop. But why not throw in a conversation as well? It’s the perfect time to go over their days and confront any problems they have had. Your reassurances can help them stop worrying before they go to sleep.
Be optimistic, of course, and if you have had an argument with them, apologize for being angry and tell them that you love them.
Let’s hope that these suggestions help you on your way to making some incredible memories for your children, some that will stay with you for a lifetime.