Saturday, October 09, 2004

Cooking with Kids Week

Hey,

Last night I was watching the food network, like I have off and on this week.

Sometimes I like to watch it, most the time I don't. I don't watch a lot of T.V. in the day, obviously, as we homeschool. And in the evening, there's dinner and family time before the kids go to bed, and then I do work.

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So, anyway, I had seen an advertisement that this week was going to be "Cook with Your Kids Week".

It's very interesting to see that they are saying the same things that I've been saying for almost two years now:

  1. Cooking with your kids creates a bond
  2. Cooking with your kids gives them confidence
  3. Cooking with your kids is fun
  4. Cooking with your kids reinforces math skills
  5. Cooking with your kids teaches them a skill that will last a lifetime

Blah, blah, blah.

Anyway, it's great that they are finally giving out, what is in my opinion, the most important aspects of cooking...

BUT IT SHOULD BE FOR MORE THAN 1 WEEK A YEAR!

Sure, it's a reminder, but one week a year of anything is not enough for our kids. They need to be exposed to it week after week, year after year, for it to take hold and become a part of their lives.

And, I'm not talking about the "life skill" part.

I'm talking about the "life-time family connection" part.

Something that they will pass on down to their children.

So, let this week be a reminder of the importance of cooking with our kids. But, let it also be a time to start afresh - to commit to this vital part of parenting.

Sincerely,

Laura Bankston

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Laura Bankston is author of Internationally selling Cooking with Kids Curriculum: “Homeschool Cooking in a Box� and the “Homeschool Cookbook�. She currently home schools her three children, maintains home school support websites, and manages their family-owned service business. For information on her curriculum and free home school support services, please visit http://www.homeschoolcookbook.com

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