For those parents who have children that are grown and out of the home, memories are a big deal. While you have your children in the house you might not think that this is the most important thing. Some parents simply want to be in the moment and not document what is going on with their child in the specific moment. This couldn’t be a bigger mistake as children grow and leave but memories are something that you will want to hold on to. There are plenty of ways to document your children’s growth or accomplishments and they are as follows.
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It isn’t uncommon for people to document their pets or children growing up. Some people do this simply to get likes but others do it as a way to look back at how much their children grow in a certain amount of time. Children might have their own social media account which can allow parents to see how they have grown as well. A good tip is to have a special hashtag for your child so you can look up all of their pictures at once. You can even let grandparents and family members know the hashtag so they can see the pictures as well.
Portraits are a classic way of documenting how someone has grown throughout their life. In these portraits you can see personality unlike in other forms of media. These can be very cost friendly especially if you are looking into having a watercolor portrait painted. Try to have these done on a yearly or biannual basis so you can show your child and they can show their children how they grew. This can turn into a fun activity that the entire family can enjoy.
There are very few things that can capture the essence of a person like a video. This could be a video of a sports game your child is playing or simply a video from opening presents on a Christmas morning. With the advent of smartphones it is easier than ever to capture video of nearly all of your child’s important moments. Make sure you aren’t glued to your phone too much and are able to enjoy the moment in real time.
As you can see there are plenty of ways to document your child growing up. Make sure that you do this before it is too late and you have a teenager not willing to be videoed or to take pictures.