But when space is limited, it’s hard to find a place for it all.
Parents often find themselves trying to discretely dispose of some of their children’s school treasures. Pinellas Park, Florida, reader Angie Newburg has found a better solution.
Like many parents, she posts her daughter’s “glowing achievements” on the refrigerator. Then at the end of each month, she asks her daughter to choose three to five items she is especially proud of. These go in a special keepsake folder.
Newburg spreads the remaining items on the dining room table and takes a picture of them before they’re discarded.
The picture—labeled with her daughter’s name, grade, month and year—is placed the keepsake folder.
This system helps Newburg save space and her daughter’s hurt feelings. Plus it ensures she spends extra time reviewing and praising her daughter’s efforts.
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