Why You Should Teach Your Kids To Cook
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Every single parent wants to send competent, healthy, and knowledgeable adults in the world. That means that you have to pay attention to the lessons that you teach them when they are young. If there are things that you wish that your parents taught you, it would make sense that you would make sure that your children knew them before they went out into the world.
One of the biggest skills that they’ll need in life is to cook. To be able to pick up ingredients and turn them into nutritious food is a skill all human beings need, but to be honest, there are too many people out there who are hopeless when it comes to cooking.
They have no idea what to do or how to do it, and no one has been around to teach them. Whether you’re teaching them your infamous corned beef and cabbage recipe, or you are teaching the very basics of boiling an egg, you want your kids to feel confident when they go out and fly the nest.
Below, we’ve got every reason you could need to make sure that you don’t leave ‘learning to cook’ off of the list of things to do for your children.
- You get time together. It’s often difficult to get your tweens to hang out and spend time with you. Kids get too caught up with friends and with their screens that hanging out with Mom and Dad is the last thing that they have time for. When you cook together, though, you are choosing to spend time with each other, and you recreate that bond again.
- You’ll be giving them valuable skills. One day they’re going to go out to college and have their own kitchen. They’ll need to know how to do more than just pour boiling water into a cup of noodles! You will be teaching your children about nutrition and how to get the best from the food they are cooking when you teach them how to master a recipe.
- They will appreciate you. They might not at the moment, but your kids will really appreciate you as their parents when they are putting their first Christmas dinner on the table, or they’re cooking up a storm for friends. Teaching children to cook helps them to really see where you’re coming from when you are tired because you’ve been helping them to eat well, and you’ve been cooking their meals.
- You’re going to teach them to love new flavors. Children learn to feel confident in tasting new foods when you cook for them. They will feel as if you are encouraging them to taste and try as they go, and they will appreciate everything that you are teaching them at the same time.
- Boosting confidence. If you have picky eaters in the house, you’ll find that you give them so much more confidence in the food they eat when you teach them the basics and the complicated recipes out there!
*This article is based on personal suggestions and/or experiences and is for informational purposes only. This should not be used as professional advice. Please consult a professional where applicable.