Cooking with the family

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Jakarta, IO – To continue in a different direction, we need to constantly manage the daily relations between family members after we get married. One of the ways to do this is by cooking. In the “Kraft Makes Weekend Moments More Precious” webinar on Monday (8/8/2022), Tiga Generasi child and family psychologist Vera Itabiliana, M.Psi., reminds us that time spent together with and as a family is extremely important. We need to strive to maintain this time together, especially as we are transiting towards an endemic condition, and activity levels have reverted to normal as all family members go back to their own individual routines. 

“Reserve special periods, such as weekends and evenings, to strengthen the bond among family members. For just 2-3 hours at a time, do fun activities at home together, such as cooking or craft or gaming together. We stand to obtain multiple benefits, beside strengthened trust and reliance, including increased intelligence, skill, and self-confidence of children. Involve children in cooking preparation, the cooking proper, and the serving of the food. Give them tasks according to their ages and natural characteristics, and be flexible. Don’t give complex rules and harsh criticism. Correct and direct the children gently but firmly. The most important thing is to enjoy the process,” Vera said. (est)