13. Create Memories by Dreaming Together
Always take time out of your busy day to dream with your child. What do they want to be when they grow up? What kind of car do they want for their first vehicle? Do they want to get married and have children, or do they see themselves as a nomad that wonders around viewing the world?
Your dreams and theirs might not align, but at least you will get the experience of hearing their changing visions for their future and being a part of it.
14. Always Be There
While you must work and provide for your family to create memories, you must be present at the moment. So many people struggle with being present as their life is so chaotic. Make time for your family as it’s essential for an excellent foundation for their growth.
15. Play in The Snow
Who doesn’t like making snow angels or building a fort made of fluffy stuff? Children love to play in the snow and think of all the bragging rights on social media when you show off your icy creations. Even if you don’t like the cold and chills you to the bone, give your children the experience of playing out in the snow and having hot chocolate afterward.
You want to give your children a well-rounded childhood and not one that requires years of therapy to overcome. You can be the best parent with the hand that you’ve been dealt in life. You don’t need wads of money, drive a fancy car, or take them to exotic lands.
While all those things are lovely, you can do things that won’t break the bank but will still help them create memories to last a lifetime. Give your children a good childhood that they can share with their children. You are instilling in them the value of spending time together and showing each other; you love them.
So many people put their focus on materialism and let the technological devices entertain their children. While playtime on video games is acceptable in moderation, what your kids need more than anything is you. They need you to be present, show them love, and be there for every milestone and birthday.