Today we are usually so busy that it is hard to find time to bond with our children. Mealtime is usually a great time to enjoy being with our families. This is a good time to bond with your children by creating a meal together.
Cooking – one of the best ways of bonding between parents and kids
Our children live busy lifestyles with school, activities, and friends so often they are not able to be available for lengthy family outings. When you plan to cook your meals together, this will enable you to have bonding time with your kids.
You want to create good interactive time with your children and this can be accomplished while you are cooking a meal together. You do not have to make it just a one-time event each week you can also do it spontaneously and find that it is just as much fun. Many families have one night a week where everyone has their evening meal. This is a great meal to plan to cook together. You can even plan the week before what you want to make so that you can do some preparations in advance.
Remember part of the object of cooking a meal together is enjoying the bonding experience. You should do some pre-preparations and planning so that the meal will be easily made. Select things that are not that hard to make and try to gear it towards the age of the child so they can participate in cooking the meal. You can make fun things like Jell-O so that your children will like what they are doing and eating later. Young children enjoy making things that they can stir and normally these things are safe for toddlers.
Spending quality time with children
When you plan your meals and take out the stress of trying to cook then you are able to focus on spending quality time with your children. It is much easier to enjoy being a family when you are having a great time in the kitchen cooking a meal. You will be able to create things together that you all enjoy and then eat it together at the table. When you like to do something spontaneously, you could plan on a Saturday morning breakfast. This is a great time to get up in your PJ’s and just say kids we are cooking pancakes and sausages. You will find that everyone will have lots of fun and feel relaxed because it is spontaneous cooking.
Related links for further reading
- Recipes for Kids To Cook, Cooking with Kids, Tarladalal.com | Page 1 of 4
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Cooking with Kids is a cookbook and site by Kate Heyhoe. This site contains content from the book, including recipes, cooking instructions and tips, and links to other kids’ cooking sites.