While your children are growing up, they go through various changes. Not just those visible ones concerning their physical growth, there’s also a change in their attitude, rebellion, lack of self esteem or too much of it, changes in the levels of their education with additional all-time problems concerning the process of studying at those levels, to mention only a few of them. These, of course, are problems very common among all youngsters and aren’t something that should scare you as a parent at all. Of course, you should seek professional help whenever you find that you simply cannot cope with a certain problem on your own. Other than that, with good discipline that you set out yourself and the golden rule of reaching an agreement you shouldn’t have trouble. However, what most parents forget (or simply don’t find time for) to do, is to capture all those moments of changes and preserve them as a sort of “home-treasure.” It’s normal though to forget how important keeping these memories actually is. As you are constantly on the run, you never have the time to think about it. But this is exactly why this piece of text is here for. To remind you that, one day, you will like to look back on everything you and your family were going through and laugh it off with a cup of good, strong coffee.
Like the very common process of drawing lines on the door every month and labeling how tall your child was at that time, the idea of stamping hands has almost the same effect. It will not show you how tall your child was, but it will give you an opportunity to make a creative picture you can hang on your wall, once your child has turned 16. Each year, you can use a different color for drawing next to the edges of your son or daughter, and therefore, get a sort of colorful and creative evolution map of them. A simple and budget friendly innovation!
Declare one of your shelves in the living room “The memory shelf” and use it only for special things which connect you to a certain event you and your family went to. Be it fallen leaves from a camping trip you went on or an empty box of chocolate your son brought you for Mothers day.
Use what technology gives you! In ancient times people could only paint something in order to make a sight or a portrait eternal. Nowadays, not only do we have cameras but we can record videos and sounds and take pictures with our phones! A phone can fit in your pocket so that you can take it anywhere, and by downloading the Storries app, you can make a whole story out of it by combining it all in one. This is a much more practical and effective option for storing memories than any other. Budget friendly and easy to use and all it requires is your free will to do it, so don’t be lazy!