There is one time of day (out of many) that can be particularly tricky for me and that is the time when I am preparing dinner. I can’t cook and talk at the same time. So, I’ve come up with what you could call a kids’ happy hour to cope with it and I believe it is healthy. I have noticed that no child can resist an artfully arranged platter of cut veggies and fruits – add to that a large sheet of paper, crayons and lemon water with a straw and the deal is sealed! You’ve just bought yourself 20 uninterrupted minutes in the kitchen.
And by the way – don’t forget the music. Put on something you and your kids can both enjoy – it makes this time more fun and it keeps the TV off.