Nothing frustrates kids more than telling them “no”, “stop”, “don’t do that”, or some variation of that. Be honest and upfront with them that working in the kitchen is a job and jobs have rules. Establish them upfront and you’ll be able to enforce them so much easier. They might be grumpster dumpster when you enforce it, but they will secretly love that you gave them a boundary. That’s what being a kids is all about, after all. Gotta find all the boundaries!
Here’s the list we use at the KnifeForkSpoon house:
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