Do You Cook with Your Kids?

Want to involve your kids in cooking? We’ve put together a list of all the ways young kids can help out in the kitchen, with activities tailored to their age and ability. So whether they’re two or 10, you can train up a little sous chef!

Source: How Young Kids Can Help in the Kitchen

It’s a great life skill, and it’s been suggested as therapy for treating depression and stress.  I have a co-worker who is keen to teach his kids how to cook by starting with the things they like – various desserts.  And they too have to learn about chopping onions eventually? 😉

Scientist Develops Book to Send Children to Sleep in Minutes

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish behavioural psychologist and linguist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin and is currently outselling Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman and Paula Hawkins The Girl on The Train.

The 26 page paperback, which is the first self-published work to ever top the Amazon charts, uses psychological and positive reinforcement techniques to help children relax, focus and eventually drift off.

Source: Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

Not to be confused with Go the F to Sleep 😉

New Study Reveals Just How Sick Families With Kids Get

If you have kids, you invariably get sick more often—but how often, exactly? A new study by scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine reveals that big families have viral infections for an amazing 87 percent of the year.

Source: New Study Reveals Just How Sick Families With Kids Get

Kids, especially young ones, pick up everything.  The only avenue I could see skewing the findings in the study would be for people who work in healthcare.  I don’t think I’ve ever been sicker than when I worked in a hospital, and that was on the maternity ward.

The study confirms what we’ve known, but provides nothing of real value.  Is anyone going to stop having kids because of this?