Thursday, January 10, 2013

How To Celebrate Your Child At Any Age

Once you become a mother or father, your entire life will change. As many may tell you, it will have its share of challenges, but it will more often have things to rejoice about. Millions of children fall prey to horrible circumstances, such as gangs, bad choices with making friends, poor grades at school or even bad social skills. They tend to have these issues when they are not having the attention they require at home. Not just in the form of spending time with your children, but in the form of ensuring that they know they are loved at all times.

Celebrating your child is an easy accomplishment. You may be wondering why you would need to celebrate your little one, but it can make all the difference in your relationship with your kids. Once they age, they will respect and adore your parenting style even more for loving them so much as kids. Take into consideration what age your kids are before you begin brainstorming for ideas on how to celebrate them.

If your child is younger, you may need to find ways to accomplish this that can grow along with them. This way when they are older, they will realize the effort you put into their lives. For example, you can start a time capsule with your kids, build a tree house together, make artwork with one another or allow your kids to take a camera for the weekend and you create their very own photo album. This gives your little ones memories for a lifetime, and in the meantime gives you something special to do with them. Have a "free day"! This would be when you decide to give your child control of the day (within reason) and have them create their own day plan. If they decide they want to go play baseball for the day, then have it. If they decide they want to have a tea party outside, then go for it. It is all about showing them you are interested in what they like and want to be with them alike.

For older children such as teenagers, they can create something they want to do on short notice. Girls may enjoy shopping for the day, where as boys may desire to go to a local football game with mom and dad. Either way, as long as it is within your price range for the day, you should just pick up and live your lives to the fullest. Some other ideas are having a star named after your child, planting trees, making cement stones with their names or artwork in them, having picnics, camping, skiing, or simply just going out for an extra delicious dessert treat!


  1. Excellent suggestion! This is something that your children will indeed remember and enjoy looking back on the love and attention you showed them. They will be better people because of it.

  2. I love to celebrate the fun and innocence of my son at 5 years. It is so much fun, and since I am a widow, we get to spend a lot of time together.