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Melany Myers

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I have always been quite the independent person. When I was a toddler, my mom said that I liked doing things on my own, and that I didn’t like people helping me. I’m still like that! Lol!

At the age of five years old, I started making my own cereal in the morning. I’d climb onto the kitchen counter, grab the cereal in the shelf over the oven, get a bowl, pour in the milk, and I’d eat while watching cartoons. That memory was sparked when I saw the title of an article I found online. “Kids Should Make Their Own School Lunches Starting In The Third Grade”, was written by Dr.Damon Korb, M.D., a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In the article, Dr. Korb references a book he wrote. In his book, “Raising An Organized Child”, Dr. Korb gives information on how to make sure your child is taking responsibilities for things at certain ages. I like his ideas!

Obviously, before letting your child make their own lunch, parameters should be set on what is and what isn’t nutritious and what’s acceptable for a school lunch. Letting kids make their own lunch will help them become more independent and help them make choices.

What are your thoughts? Do you think this is an appropriate age? OR, as a mom, do you like making your kid’s lunches? I’m interested to know your thoughts. I think this will help kids in the long run with life skills.

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