If you have a teen like most, you know how hard it is to take pictures, get them out of devices to make real memories with them. My son, like most teens, loves technology. So I’ve found that by sharing that passion, which runs in the family, we’re able to make memories with our teen.
Today I’m here to share how we do it!
How To Make Memories With Your Teen
Making Memories Through Pictures
My son loves sending pics on Snapchat and Instagram. So I’ve found a way to grab some of his favorite shots to decorate a spot in my office.
This October, transform your digital photos into real Polaroid pictures with the all new Polaroid Lab.
It’s not a printer, not a scanner, just an instant formula for timeless images.
The Polaroid Lab takes the digital and makes it analog. From something on a screen to a tangible thing. A moment to be shared with a friend, an experience that you can hold in your hand.
We worked on the project together! He loved using our brand new Polaroid Lab from Best Buy on the project!
Using it was super easy!
Download the app
Place the picture facing the top of the camera
Push the red button.
You will get your favorite shots printed!
I’ve arranged some of them on my calendar, something I look at everyday and some of them on the side table!
Every time he comes to my office, the pictures are a conversation starter.
My goal is to change them every season!
My son loves cooking his own creations!
Sometimes we do it together!
Our favorite is to make quesadillas together! He cooks, I add my own spin to it!
He plays his favorite songs on the tablet and we roll with it!
This is another super easy recipe we like to make! Taco Bake, grab the recipe HERE!
Watch some movies and shows together!
I often ask him what he would like to watch, I’ve noticed, if I pick the movie, it won’t happen!
Updated Game Night
He’s 16, so game night is basically over with us!
But he loves playing games online with hubby, like Mech Warrior and some one-offs on the phone messaging with me!
I make sure I’m always available when he texts me a game to play!
We make sure we have dinner together every night, no devices on the table and we go to healthy places together often, since we’re all on the health journey together!
Share Interests in Common
We both love computers!
So I’ve included him in some of my video projects and he helped me in projects like this one!
He also created this intro for my channel!
No matter what, I feel like it’s my job to make us closer and be near him through the teen years!
Even if it’s just so he knows that I’m here if he needs!
You can check out more about the Polaroid Lab HERE.
What are the unique ways you make memories with your teen?
Can’t wait to hear what you think!
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This looks so cool! I have a teen who is all about snapchat and inst, so this would be perfect for us.
My son is not a teen yet, but he LOVES printing out pics. I will have to show him this!
It’s such a precious moment to spend time with your child. I love the idea of a game or movie night.
What a beautiful post! Making memories is so important when you have a kid! Love these ideas! Thanks!
This looks like a cool new gadget! I have three teen boys right now so I know the struggle!
I have a 15-year-old son and getting him away from his electronics is a chore. These are all great suggestions. I really like the Polaroid Lab.
That looks like an awesome camera. Polaroid is one of my favorite camera brands too. I have a few of their cameras. Looks like you have some great photos and great memories made.
I love that the classic Polaroid is back with a modern day twist. My two teen daughters take so many fun photos, so it would be perfect for them!
Brianne Tursi Manz
What a great post to share with parents of teens. We’re a couple of years away from the teen years, but I’ll still bookmark it to make some memories with our future teens.
Pictures are such a great reminder of the memories we make with our kids.
Celebrate Woman Today
I love your attitude and the inclusion of your son into what you do, and what you live for. I am trying to do as many things with my little son as well. He is helping me with some projects, and I hope he’ll remember it all.
Pictures, though, are some of my favorites, though they do bring nostalgia.