Bonding Basics: Moments Made Memorable


It’s always great to see different generations of one family getting along and sharing moments together. Try going down memory lane. Go through photos together. Those memories and images of the family getting together with the youngest kids getting to spend time with their grandparents should make you feel warm and good all over. It is in those intimate moments that good values are taught and the family’s history gets passed down.

To get more of those great moments here are some ways the kids and the seniors can spend quality time:


Stay in Touch
With today’s technology, sending out invitations to parties and sharing mementos can be done so easily. Don’t fret about the grandparents; they’re more open to learning how to use gadgets than you think! Just remember to be patient and help them out until they get used to it. Think about the possibilities, like streaming your little one’s first steps online!

Have F-U-N
Having elders around is a great way for kids to learn proper decorum and good manners, but don’t let it stop there. Get your kids to see their grandparents as more than just a cheek to kiss or a hand to hold. Was your mom a great hula dancer? Is your dad still crazy about toy planes? Let them share these hobbies with your children and see how this can help turn their relationship into a deeper and more personal one.

Collect Stories
Better than fairy tales, your family’s adventures are one of the greatest treasures you can share with your kids. Although there’s nothing like Lolo or Lola sharing their personal stories, writing them down, and reading their works as well. You can share it with the whole clan and even turn it into a project for the kids to interview their elders so that more stories get added to the family journal every year.

Share a Meal
Sitting around a table and seeing your family complete is always a great way to start the week. Try scheduling lunch at your home or your parents on a Sunday. Each house can take turn cooking and trying out old and new recipes to have the family eating, talking, and laughing together. Warm up their hearts and tummies with a piping hot bowl of Pochero. Try this delicious and healthy version from Del Monte Kitchenomics.


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