Teaching Your Kids How to Cook
By Dmitry Firstever
At first, it will probably seem like an ordinary suggestion, when someone tells you to teach your kids how to cook. Ordinary, because first, isn’t that what everybody else is already doing with their kids? And second, even if everyone else is already doing it, what good is there to be had from teaching it to them anyway? (Aside from the fact that it would save you from more chores, of course.)
Well, the truth is, there are several advantages to teaching your kids how to cook. Much like there are so many advantages to using coupon codes on products whenever you shop online, teaching your kids how to cook will soon result in a better family life for you.
Why It’s Good to Teach Your Kids How to Cook
First, teaching your kids how to cook will truly bring your family together. Think of it this way: you can assign your eldest child to do the slicing, you can assign your second child to prepare the meats, and you can assign your youngest child to be the taste-master. Aside from organizing everything into a a kind of structure that your kids need, it also allows them to bond with each other and establish deeper relationships, while still having fun and learning.
Second, teaching your kids how to cook also teaches them about taking responsibility. The old adage, ‘if you don’t cook, you don’t eat’ suddenly takes greater meaning with this one. Your kids will learn through cooking that often, if they want to achieve things, they really have to work hard for them. They will realize that they can’t really move and get anywhere in life if they simply lie down and wait for things to happen. They have to make things happen themselves.
Third, teaching kids how to cook will build their self-esteem. Children need to be able to establish their own value and worth. Teaching them how to cook allows them to see that they are capable of achievement and of taking charge. That’s really important because this is their resource as they take on the world on their own in the future.