Little kids are messy.
They ask too many questions.
But we’ll mourn their cuteness when they grow older, won’t we?
Mamas, let’s talk.
I know sometimes it’s hard to let your 2, 3, or 4-year-olds in the kitchen when they ask to help. Even kindergarteners and 1st graders feel like they’re slowing us down.
It’s faster and easier just to do it yourself!
Other Parents are Jealous…
But if you have a child under 7 who is still asking to help, let me tell you who envies your position: The moms of 8-year-olds who don’t want to help anymore, even though they could really contribute now!
Research shows that when we tell kids, “Mom will do it,” and shoo them out of the kitchen, we’re training their brain to think, “The kitchen is no place for me.”
But if we can capture the intrinsic motivation of the early years, they’ll continue to be motivated and see chores as a privilege, not a burden!
NOW is the time to build cooking skills for your little ones, both to lay a foundation for later when they can actually make breakfast or dinner for you, AND for the present.
Let me show you the potential of little children and how they can actually contribute to the family when it comes to preparing food, and get ready to enjoy their pride and smiles when they realize they can “do it by myself!”
Little Kids with Big Confidence