When can kids cook without adult help?

When can kids cook without adult help?

Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids and proud recipient of the "World's Worst Mom" award for allowing her then nine-year-old to ride the New York City Subway alone, recently wrote about a 1950s cookbook that did an amazing thing: assumed kids would be using heat and knives whilst cooking. 

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Why do parents feel guilty all the time?

Why do parents feel guilty all the time?

I feel guilty I caved and handed over the fruit snacks to have an uninterrupted five minutes on the phone. I feel guilty I'm writing this while my winter-breaking preschooler is eating Fritos and tomatoes (right now it's any food that rhymes) while watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

I don't feel guilty about which Grinch he's watching (the right one), but I do feel guilty that he's watching it in January.

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