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What age did you allow your kid

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2016 at 9:55 PM
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Question: When did your child begin preparing their meal

Options:

1 - 2 Years Old

2 - 3 Years Old

3 - 4 Years Old

4 - 5 years Old

5 - 6 Years Old

7 - 8 Years Old

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To prepare his/her own meal without your assistance? 

Bowl of cereal, toast, PB&J, etc 


by on Apr. 8, 2016 at 9:55 PM
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dragonborn
by Wonderstruck on Apr. 8, 2016 at 9:56 PM
My 4 year old can make herself a bowl of cereal (as long as the milk jug isn't full) but I don't let her use the toaster so she can't make any toast.
Ber-Lynn
by Emerald Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 9:58 PM
My daughter will be 6 next month. I have let her make pb and j. I have also let her make a bowl of cereal. There was not much milk left though so I didn't worry about her spilling.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM
3 was cereal.
4 was sandwiches with butter knives

Ds recently got into toasting the bagels, which started around early 10 years. Lol never had any interest in it before.

But I worked third shift, school a few hours during the day. I was exhausted and left him on his own a lot. I feel bad about it, but I can't change the past.

'Left him alone' as in I was still in the house but he played the video game a lot, watched tv, did his own food, etc.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM
I let my four year old help. I don't let her do it alone because she'd make a big ol mess. And her eyes are bigger than her stomach lol
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 10:01 PM
Cereal 4-5. I keep the half gallon jugs for this
Sandwiches 5 and up
For anything that needs the microwave or toaster oven 8 and older
Coffee_in_Hand
by Gold Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 10:01 PM

My daughter is only 2, but we let her "make" her own tacos, in that we let her put the prepared food int he tacos herself. She "makes" her own yogurt and granola in that she sprinkles granola and toppings into her yogurt. Stuff like that


redheadtmk
by Ruby Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 10:03 PM

On the weekends I prepare a small tupperware sipper of milk, put some cereal in a measuring cup, and get out a bowl and spoon. Everything but the milk is left on lil one's table in the great room. He gets the  milk out of the fridge and makes himself a bowl of cereal in the morning. He loves that he is independent and I love that I dont have to get out of bed early on saturday and sunday. He just turned 2 in February.

razorbackfan
by BadgerMom on Apr. 8, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Probably around 4
J.Squared
by Mrs. Ackles on Apr. 8, 2016 at 10:06 PM

cereal and sandwiches unless it's a new gallon of milk. around 4

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 10:14 PM
Dd6 does her own pop tarts and cereal, and helps cook dinner sometimes. I'm still nervous about letting her use knives though.
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