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Two Things to Teach Your Kids When They See an Emergency

What To Do When Kids See and Emergency

Fire trucks with sirens blazing. Ambulances whizzing by. Woo-woos (police cars) racing ahead.

When our kids are really little, of course, it was a thrill to hear them say “woo woo” when a police car passed us or “fire truck” when they saw a fire truck.

New words. Attaching meaning. Community workers…oh, I loved having littles.

But as our kids grew up, we attached another important concept to emergency vehicles: someone was hurting somewhere and needed prayer.

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Cook’s Illustrated: Two Things All People Need to Know in the Kitchen (and Two Things to Teach Our Kids)

2 Things All People Need to Know in the Kitchen

Cook’s Illustrated: Two Things All People Need to Know in the Kitchen

In a recent Cook’s Illustrated book, I read a “rule of thumb” that I have long upheld for cooks in general but especially for teaching kids to work in the kitchen.

Their thinking (and mine) is that these two “conversion skills” will lead to unlimited other conversions and understanding in the kitchen. (Yes, I did love it when I read this since I have taught my kids this for twenty years!)

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