Celebrating Change with Your Kids

Jennifer Reed constantly looks for ways to celebrate the little things with her kids. She shares ideas and inspiration on her blog, “Three Reed Dotters” and shared a few of those ideas on Studio 5.

Create Birthday Crowns

Make your child’s birthday special, by giving them a crown to wear for the day. They can wear it year after year, and it becomes a special thing kids look forward to every year. It’s a nice tradition to start with your children.

Hold Spontaneous Tea Parties

Everyday objectscan serve as inspiration to create a special time with your children. In my instance, I bought some yummy cupcakes at a cupcake shop and they were so pretty, we decided to have a spontaneous tea party. In about 20 minutes I gathered things I had around my house and was able to have a fun tea party with my girls. They loved that it was planned at the last minute, and that I served them. The funny thing is every time I pick up some cupcakes now – they want to have a tea party!

Send Special Lunch Notes

Send special lunch notes (not just ordinary ones!) that are pretty and well thought out. This is a special way to just let your children know you love them and are thinking of them even when they are not with you.

Write in a Shared Journal

As our children grown older, sometimes they have a hard time talking about certain things and asking questions they might think are embarrassing. If you and your children make a journal together, tell them it is a special journal that they can write or ask anything to you. You will then write back to them. This is one good way as children get older to communicate more difficult subject matter until they feel comfortable talking to you. Also it’s really fun.

To check out more of Jennifer’s ideas, visit: 3reeddotters.blogspot.com

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