Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Memories That Last

From TODAY, Voices
Monday, 23-March-2009

By Dr Bill Maier

Not all families can afford long vacations a couple of times a year. But it doesn’t take a lot of money to have meaningful family times together.

Think back to the things you remember most about your childhood. It probably isn’t the trips to Disneyland, or the car drives around the country, or even the expensive gifts you got. What you remember most are the times you had fun with your parents. Like wrestling on the floor with your dad, or baking cookies with your mum.

If you really want to invest in the lives of your children, spend time building real memories. Sing in the car, or go for a bike ride. Have a family game night, or just sit on a comfy sofa and take turns reading aloud.

It’s the little things that make childhood special. Kids seldom remember how much you spend, but they never forget the time you spent with them.
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