How can I draw my aging parents away from the TV?

Draw your aging parents away from the TV by asking them about their past. Ask specific questions to start. What groups did they belong to in high school? What was their first car? How did they meet?
  • Look through photo albums. Bring out the old photo albums and ask your parents to tell the stories behind the pictures. You never know what teenage tale they might regale you with!
  • Make a scrapbook. Are your parents' old pictures and letters scattered around the attic? Bring them down for Mom and Dad to organize. They can put them together in a scrapbook that can be displayed in the living room.
  • Record their stories. Have your parents tell you their stories while you film or record them. Have them create a journal where they record their most memorable moments. Preserve their memories so they can revisit them anytime they want.
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