Want to Get Your Kids Cooking? 5 Mistakes We’re Making that Drive Kids out of the Kitchen (And How to Fix Them!)
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New Video: Easy and Healthy School Lunches You Can Pack in Less Than 10 Minutes (Featuring “Real” Foods! Not Junk Food)
Watch the video (and subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don't miss any upcoming videos):For further inspiration, check out some of my other easy, healthy and quick school lunches: These lunch ideas are stellar because they won't have you standing in the kitchen packing lunches for what feels like forever. (In fact, they should only take you about 7 minutes!) And... they're filling and great for your kids. (I've been packing school lunches for exactly 15 years!!) Speaking of that, take a peek at my article...
This Year Will Be Different: 8 New School Year Resolutions for Parents Who Are Tired Of Doing It All
No matter your situation when school lets out in June, whether you are happy to get a break from supervising homework and packing lunches, or you’re stressed because you’re scrambling to fill hours usually reserved for school, you probably wonder how to keep your kids’ minds sharp and their bodies occupied productively for 10 weeks during summer “vacation.”
You may wonder:
• How will I prevent my children’s brains from atrophying when they aren’t in class for 6 hours a day?
• How will we keep them off of YouTube, tablets and the TV when those digital babysitters are not only easy temptations, but can also feel like the only way we can get a little break?
• And how can I make sure they don’t forget their hard-learned math, reasoning and reading skills when school is on hiatus for so long? (Those summer “math packets” don’t really cut it when our kids forget about them until the week...
Some of my friends worry that their kids don’t have even the most basic cooking skills they might need in their next phase of life. So what cooking skills do kids need? Last year I wrote about the 6 things every kid should know how to make before they leave home. Now in the Washington Post I share basic techniques kids may want to master this summer.
Summertime, when the pace of life may be just a little slower, is the ideal time to get your teen cooking — especially if they are leaving the nest soon. Making one of their favorite things to eat — whether it’s burgers, salad, pasta, corn on the cob or omelets — is a great place to get them started on picking up basic cooking skills. Many families find it works well to have each family member take on a meal each week. They might even like to make a checklist of dishes they’d like to master before they leave home.
Let your teen decide...