Get your kids to start cooking at home

As a busy parent, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for my family. I’m fortunate that my husband also enjoys making meals, which serves as a natural division of culinary labor. But what I’ve come to realize — especially during our 1,000-plus consecutive meals eaten at home during the pandemic — is that kids can be wonderful culinary assistants. What’s more, the ability for children to cultivate cooking skills in the comfort of their own kitchens can be a useful and empowering learning experience they’ll carry into adulthood.