Tanya’s Midweek Crisis Letter- Is It Okay To Let My 12-Year-Old Son Cooks All Our Family Dinners?
“My 12-year-old son loves to cook. He watches all those cooking shows like and ‘Hell’s Kitchen” and he wants to be a chef when he’s older. My wife and I work long hours, and we’re tired when we get home. So we let our son cook all our family meals for us. And he’s excellent at it. But a friend of mine who’s also a parent thinks it’s LAZY for us to let him do everything. I think it’s good to support his hobby and his goals. Is it wrong that my wife and I let our 12 year old son cook our meals?”
I would tell your friend to mind their own business! First of all, all children should help the family out and if this is his way of helping the family out AND he enjoys it…come on! It’s a win win! There is nothing wrong with it at all. It’s your sons hobby, which is great. It makes him feel helpful around the house and to the family. I would keep on doing what your doing and not be worried about some nosy, annoying “friend”!