- June 18, 2007 at 1:04 pm #252360
14.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;color:navy;”>How old are you children??? Are
they old enough to be involved in the cooking process? Most kids will eat
what they help prepare.
I am very blessed with two children who will eat just
about anything, but even they have their picky days. We have a rule at our
house, one bite of everything on your plate, regardless if you like it or not.
I also extend this rule to their friends when they visit. No problems, so far.
As for snacks: popcorn is a BIG hit at our house, as is apples, crackers
w/peanut butter (that they make themselves), cheese (cut from the block) and
crackers, pretzels, baby carrots w/dip, and anything from our garden in the
My kids are 8 and 10, and I encourage them to fix their own
snacks (within reason) because they need to learn to be able to care for themselves.
I grew up in a single parent household and there is nothing wrong with being
self sufficient and helping your parent/s.
14.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;color:navy;”>As for buying them things they
My husband and I make our kids save their money for big ticket
items. For example: My son wanted a Gameboy advance at age 5. I refused
to pay that kind of money for something like that. So I made a deal with him,
if he could save half I would pay for half, granted he did his chores with
Within six months he had saved his money. Enough for a Gameboy,
a game, and a case. That was a little over 3 years ago.
He just sold it to his
sister for 30 dollars because he bought a used Nintendo DS with his own
So encourage them to work for and save for the items they want.
13.5pt;font-family:”Comic Sans ms”;color:navy;”>god is good!!
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