I tried to teach my children to cook before they went to college. I think they got the basics down pat (although I’m certain they were much better at doing laundry). One summer, I decided that each week each child would find a recipe, make sure we had all the ingredients on hand, and cook the meal. I actually stole this idea from my friend Kris Fletcher. Her children were (and are) far more cooperative than mine were.
But X-Chromo became the Campus Molasses Cookie Queen at her college.
And Y-Chromo found and made one recipe that has become a keeper.
Encourage your children to take over the kitchen. Cooking is a survival skill, and it’s never too early to learn.