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Housework Delegating 101: Put the Kids to Work

In the Kitchen

At mealtime, young children can help with setting the table and bringing ingredients into the kitchen. Older kids can start packing their own lunches and help with weekly meal planning. If you are lucky enough to have teens or tweens interested in cooking, let them start planning and cooking a meal once a week. If you’re not, get them in the kitchen with you anyway to teach them some essential cooking basics – they’ll thank you once they get their own apartments.