Do you let your kids cook?

United States
June 6, 2008 12:48am CST
I let my son help alot. I cannot wait to get both of them in there with me. I will have to assign jobs though or for sure there will be fighting. Of course, maybe by the time my daughter is old enough, maybe my son will think he has better things to do. Who knows with kids right?
1 person likes this
3 responses
@lauri_90 (25)
• Ireland
6 Jun 08
My son will be 4 next month, and he always wants to give us a hand on everything we do!!! He likes to watch us cooking and help us!!!
• United States
6 Jun 08
This is my boy. He is such a little soux chef wanna be!
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
6 Jun 08
My daughter is only fifteen months so she is too young to really help. She loves to be in the kitchen bothering me when I'm trying to fix dinner though. I usually pull one of our bar stool chairs over to the counter for her. Then I set her up with a big plastic bowl and a spatula. She loves to copy what I'm doing and I think she thinks she is helping. I figure if it keeps her happy and busy and I can cook then it is good for me.
• United States
6 Jun 08
This is my sentiment exactly. If they want to help and it makes them happy, why not? If they make a little mess, it doesn't matter, its cleanable.
@kerriannc (4281)
• Jamaica
6 Jun 08
I do not have any kids but I have a friend who does. She let her cook like simple food, and wash her own clothes. I was against it at the time because I told her to let her have her childhood. This child is 9 years old last month. But I realize that it is the norm for parents now a days to let their children in doing house chores as early as 6 years old. Well it is true what you say that as soon as your daughter is old enough your son will vanish on you. But there are male who love to do things themself so maybe it will still enjoy helping you. So don't worry the love and bond that you both share in this household will let him continue.
• United States
6 Jun 08
I believe in letting them have their childhoods, but it is life training and the earlier you start, the better in life they will do. It is not about stealing time for them to be kids, it is about preparing them what they need to know to make it on their own. I know my kids are going to be too busy in their teens to be doing much learning of that stuff. At least if I can instill in them how to do laundry and make the basics for food early, then when they get out on their own or if I die, then I can know that they at least have some knowledge on how to survive.