Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.
Kids will remember the moments not the things
In a generation where kids are growing up feeling entitled, as if we as adults OWE them whatever they want, it is very hard to teach your kids material things just do not matter.
I cannot tell you how many times I take Baby Spawn to the store and he wants something. Nothing in particular, just something. And gets upset when I refuse. I do not buy "things". Something I do not believe in. We live a very minimalist life and you know what, one day my kids will get it.
We don't have cable, my kids do not have a closet full of clothes. They each have two pairs of shoes each. We don't go to the movies, out to dinner or shopping. Not because we can't, it is because these events are treats, not weekly events.
We have movie night on the couch where we snuggle. We eat dinner together. I am at every game, cheering them on. We have a special treat night at frozen yogurt. We display pics of days on the beach or adventures we have taken. We say I love you, we hug, we embrace the moment.
As an adult, I do not remember the color of my shoes, room or what clothes I had. I do remember vacations in the motor home, camping on the beach, days on the lake with my Dad. Those are the moments that are important. Not the things.
Things don't matter.