Why Making Memories With Your Children Is Important

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Monday, October 26, 2020

Spending time with loved ones is important, but making memories that last is even better. By trying to focus on making positive memories with your loved ones, you can make a difference in your life, and in theirs. Those who create more positive memories as children are more likely to be happy in adulthood. Making memories with your children, grandchildren, and other loved ones can help them create a more positive future for themselves. What are some easy ways to make strong, positive memories with your loved ones?

Vacations

Vacations are the best way to make memories with loved ones. Even weekend trips to a new place can be a way to experience new things as a family unit. Exploring new places and taking pictures of your experiences can be an amazing way to make memories with your loved ones. Children love to explore and experience new places. Yearly vacations can also foster new family traditions.

Try New Foods

Children are notoriously picky. One way to combat this is to make trying new things seem like their idea. It can be a fun new way for them to experience new foods. Try letting your children pick out an item from the grocery store each time you go shopping. Letting them pick out new vegetables, fruits, and other ingredients can help them discover foods they may like. This can also foster more positive memories. Encouraging children to explore food in this way can get them interested in trying more things. This can even encourage them to learn how to cook with you.

Explore the Outdoors

The wilderness holds many wonders for children to behold. Whether you take them to a local park or a nearby hiking trail, your kids can get a lot out of being surrounded by nature. Year-round, the wooded areas and parks can provide memories for children and adults alike. Spending time in nature can also be a great teaching experience for kids. They can learn to respect nature, and how to care for the plants and animals around them. Making memories through outdoor experiences is why scouting programs have been successful for generations. Those programs also provide opportunities for family bonding and lasting friendships.

Shared Hobbies

Hobbies are a way that we express ourselves and enjoy our free time. Introducing your children or grandchildren to your hobbies can create new avenues for bonding. If they express an interest in your hobby; it can become something you do together. Hobbies help children develop their skills and talents. They can teach focus, critical thinking, creativity, coordination, and patience. Your children can feel like they have achieved something when they hone their skills with you. Common hobbies shared with children could be sports, fishing, various craft working, and even some games. Many parents use their own hobbies as a way to teach their young ones those skills.

For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours, every step of the way.

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