Sure, we all want our kids to eat everything on their plates. But sometimes, they just have an honest-to-goodness aversion to certain dishes. Here’s how to help them ease into eating foods they’re avoiding.
“What’s that?” “There’s something green on my plate?” “How many bites do I have to take?” Dinner time can be a struggle for families with young children. If you find yourself serving as both a referee and a counselor every night during supper, you’re not alone. When it comes to foods, both new ones and old, children are unpredictable. A meal they loved last week will be a source of great turmoil for them this week. An ingredient they begged you for at the grocery store will suddenly turn to poison once it’s on their plate. How does a parent deal with dinner time woes? One way is to get your kids cooking! No matter how old your child is, it IS possible to integrate them into your meal preparation routine. A child who helps put a meal together will be more invested in the meal. Helping in the kitchen will give them a sense of pride that encourages them to eat the food they helped prepare. Here are three easy and delicious recipes that you can make with your little one. Tasks by age group: Age 2-4: Preparing produce (snapping the ends off of green beans, shucking corn, washing vegetables) Cleaning up Ages 4-7: Helping measure and pour ingredients/spices Mixing ingredients in bowls (nothing too hot) Setting timers Forming patties Cleaning up Ages 7+ Cutting produce with kid-safe scissors and safety knives Assembling casseroles Using hand mixers (with help) Cleaning up Tex-Mex Casserole Ingredients: 1lb ground beef 1 packet of taco seasoning 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups of crushed tortilla... Read More >
Chances are, you know what to do in the unlikely event of a house fire. But do your kids? Everyone thinks, “That won’t happen to us,” despite the fact there are house fires reported in the U.S. almost once every minute. But don’t be scared — be prepared!
We hear “accidents happen” all the time. But there are ways to make sure they don’t happen as often. Here are 5 effective tips to help your kids avoid scary injuries in the kitchen, like cuts, burns, slips and falls. Let’s child-proof your cooking space!
Is a camping trip in your near future? Check out our best tips for avoiding dangers, staying hydrated and sticking together in the wilderness. Plus, share your best tips with us, and we’ll all help each other stay safe enjoying the Great Outdoors!
As a parent, keeping your kids out of harm’s way is at the top of every day’s to-do list. And there’s no time like the present to revisit a few safety lessons. Keep these suggestions in mind when teaching your child how to avoid danger.
When it comes to travel, getting to your destination safely is #1 on the list. But have you taken every possible safety precaution you can? Read this to learn how you can accident-proof your road trip. It may involve more than just “Is everyone buckled in?”