Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Grill
Parents are often reluctant to teach their kids to grill. One of the main concerns is that outdoor grilling can be a little less controlled than using the kitchen stove, so extra supervision is definitely a must. Another reason is that we may love to grill and just don’t want to turn over our favorite summer activity to someone else. However, grilling can be a great experience for kids. Here are a few reasons you should be willing to pass the torch.
- Quality Family Time – Your kids will love getting to share with you something that you really enjoy. Cooking together will give you a chance not just to share your grill master skills but also to talk about things that are going on in your child’s life. This can be a great bonding experience.
- Teaching a Vital Skill – Everyone should learn to cook. Grilling requires many of the same skills as cooking indoors and even a few extra skills, so you are teaching your kids something that they are going to use for the rest of their lives.
- Lessons in Responsibility – Whether you use a gas grill or charcoal, your kids are going to have to learn to use things that are potentially hazardous. That means growing in responsibility and understanding that their actions have consequences. From learning to shut the gas when the grilling is done to teaching how to light the charcoal grill safely, your kids will be learning important life lessons that will benefit them as adults.