You’ll never hear me tell my kids to join the “clean plate club.” Have you ever become frustrated at how much your kids waste or wondered if it really is as much as you think it is? How convenient then that we can use Tu Bishvat, the Jewish “Birthday of the Trees,” as an opportunity to reduce their wastefulness. Here’s what you can do at home.
Total news BLACKOUT! That includes the radio, newspapers, tv and internet. Children will see a picture of people running in terror and want to know what happened. You don’t want that to happen. But if it does…
Readers of my column know I’d been trying to get myself into gardening forever. Once I had my own backyard (and not a dark balcony), I really had no excuse. Except a total lack of knowledge and confidence…
We all have plans for how our children will eat. The other parents will drool with jealousy over the varied and sophisticated palette of our little ones. They’ll run around the playground clutching carrot and celery sticks and turn their nose up at white bread. This works for a while, until your child leaves the house. Then it’s all over.
Yuck. This isn’t just CRAZY, it’s cray-cray! Parents who buy these are essentially guaranteeing that their kids won’t like any foods that don’t taste like Laffy Taffy.
We all know studies have shown that married couples who share religious beliefs, practices, and values have an easier time maintaining a successful relationship. What about food values? This also matters.
New York City Chef Linda Lantos often works with children and their parents to help them overcome food phobias, poor eating habits, and the dreaded “picky eater” phase. She finds that kids often use food as a way to assert the little bit of power they can find.