Friday, July 13, 2012

Cook a meal for someone else!

Family Time Friday 

Everyone knows that children need your time.  But as busy parents, sometimes we just don't know "what" to do.  Here's a good one. 

Cook a meal with your kids for someone else.  Maybe you have a family member that is sick.  Cook up some chicken soup.  Perhaps your friend recently had a baby or going through a difficult time.  Work with your children to make a lasagna or casserole.  Maybe it is your neighbors birthday.  Make a cake for them.  

Let your children help at their ability and interest level, explaining to them why you are going out of your way to make this meal for your friend.  Doing this with your children not only builds connection but it teaches empathy and concern, two emotions that many complain are greatly lacking in our children today.  

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