I recently had a mom tell me that she got "the best advice" when her child was young, and that was to cook with her child.
I couldn't agree more. But I do know that many parents fear the mess and how much time it takes.
So with those concerns in mind, let me share with you 8 reasons why cooking with your child is a powerful investment and not nearly as cumbersome as it may seem:
So when can you start cooking with your child? Today. Babies can watch you cook. Toddlers and preschoolers can help with simple tasks. Big kids especially like the challenge of using kitchen equipment, whether it's assembling the food processor, juicing lemons, or learning how to safely use a knife.
Little steps towards cooking with your child will add up to huge rewards in the long term. I encourage you to give it a try!