HOW FAMILY PHOTOS BOOST YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM
Having annual family portraits taken can seem like it’s not a big deal. Who cares if you don’t send out an annual Christmas card or update your Facebook profile picture? But in reality, family portraits can have a huge impact on your children’s self-esteem and how they view their place in the world and your family unit.
A Tulane University study found that children who see photos of themselves have higher self-esteem than children who aren’t exposed to family portraits. Having your family photos hanging up in your home can help your children grow into more confident adults. We’ve seen this happen in our own children and are often told that this has been the case for our clients too.
Show off what you love
Your home tends to reflect what you value most in life. After all, if we get a new outfit or the latest tech gadget, we can’t wait to show it off - right? Having the same attitude toward your family photos can reassure your children of how much they’re loved and valued. So why wouldn’t you want to let your children know just how important they are by having photos of them displayed proudly throughout your home?
Family photos can show your children that they are an important part of your family and can serve as a reminder that your home is a safe, secure space, no matter what life throws at them. By seeing their place in portraits, they can better understand how they fit into your lives and into the family as a whole. If you work away from home a lot, or regularly get home late and miss the bed time story, wouldn’t it be great to know that your child has a positive image of just how much they mean to you in your absence.
Strengthen your family bond
In addition to boosting your children’s self-esteem, family portraits can also strengthen the bond of your entire family. It’s the perfect way to demonstrate that you are a unit, a group of people who love and support each other and walk together through life. A way to show the world, and sometimes to remind yourselves, what it is that makes you unique and what it is that keeps you United!
Seeing family photos hanging on your wall lets your children know where they come from and who they are. It can help them establish and understand their identity at an early age and move through life with more confidence. Who wouldn’t want that for their children?
Print vs. Digital
If you’re like most parents, you probably take photos of your kids on your phone constantly. You may even post them to your social media. But your child doesn’t follow you on Instagram, so they don’t get to see your captions about how much you love them. They have no way of knowing how frequently you share their photos (and how many likes you get!)
Having physical prints hanging on the walls of your home lets your child know every day that they are loved and valued. A photo on the wall is a much more sensory experience for your child than images on a phone screen or tablet. Check out some of the large range of wall art solutions and artworks we can offer you here
Displaying family photographs in your home lets your child—and everyone—know that you value your family and celebrate everything you have experienced together. It’s a way of demonstrating how important your family memories are to you, which can be comforting to your child.
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