If you’re a parent who almost always starts a sentence with “When I was a kid...” when talking to your children, you’re probably one of those who had the kind of childhood that’s worth talking about. Why else would you bring it up every chance you get, right?
Kids may roll their eyes all they want, or even start tuning out when you start entertaining them with tales of how you used to play outdoors all the time, make friends with kids in the neighborhood, or take road trips during vacations with your parents. You and your child may not know it, but when you share your memories with your child, it helps you establish a special connection with them. It also enables your child to learn important lessons from your real-life experiences. These valuable lessons will help them as they go through life and create memories of their own: