You’ve got to hand it to the experts when it comes to advice. SMU Professor/Chair of Psychology/Child Rearing Expert George Holden came up with a great “Get Up and Get Doing” idea to fill the “at-home” time with kids.
He suggested that folks should use “this time together to teach life skills: cooking, cleaning, exercising, etc.”
It might be a learning lesson for their parents, too.
Still other life lessons that could benefit both munchkins and parents are silly little things that could become vital when the time arises, like changing a tire, do’s and don’t of laundry, learning how to perform CPR, etc.
Decades ago, the local school district had high school boys assigned to metal- and wood-working classes, while the girls were taught sewing and cooking. One of those cooking recipes was “how to create crème brûlée.” Stop laughing. That was in the days of yore, when parents held measles get-together parties and children didn’t swim in pools for fear of contracting polio.
Times have changed and so have the lessons.
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