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Helicopter Parents

Many parents could be compared to helicopters, constantly hovering over their children, rarely out of reach, whether their children need them or not. Instead of teaching their children responsibility, these parents jump in even before a child needs help, and when their child makes a mistake, the parent takes over, and fixes it.  This will not help the children to develop their own decision-making
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Cloudy Meatball Soup – by Chef Toni Girard

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 small red onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup basil leaves, finely chopped 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 3/4 cups tomato pasta sauce with basil 4 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup pasta 2 zucchini, diced 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed, cut into thirds crusty Italian bread, to serve 1/3 cup
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Steamed Chicken Dumplings

Ingredients:         2 spring onions, finely chopped                                        1 ½ tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped         8 oz ground chicken         1 tbsp cornstarch         1 tbsp light soy sauce         1 tbsp Chinese rice wine         2 tsp roasted sesame oil         20 dumpling wrappers Mix filling together
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Having your preschooler help you in the kitchen is a good way to get your child to try new foods

Kids feel good about doing something “grown up”. Give them small jobs to do. Praise their efforts. Children are much less likely to reject foods that they helped make. As preschoolers grow, they are able to help out with different tasks in the kitchen. While the following suggestions are typical, children may develop these skills at different ages. At 2 years:  wipe tables  hand
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