Encore Episode: Should Your Kid Make Breakfast?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Is it time for your child to start making breakfast?
Air Date: 7/6/21
Duration: 19:59
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP

Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician who partnered in a group practice for over 30 years. She now serves as the Director of Pediatric Clinical Quality for the Long Island Federally Qualified Health Centers (LIFQHC), dedicated to serving the underserved communities in Nassau County. Within the American Academy of Pediatrics, she is a member of AAP NY Chapter 2, sits on the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, the Council on School Health, the Section on Obesity, as well as the Council on Communications and Media.

Her first book, recently published with the AAP, Parenting Through Puberty, Mood Swings, Acne and Growing Pains, is the culmination of a career’s worth of diverse interests, knowledge, experiences, and evidence-based science woven into a calming voice for parents to equip them with the guidance, facts, and resources to support them in making puberty less stressful and more of the magical period that it is.

    Encore Episode: Should Your Kid Make Breakfast?

    When are your kids old enough to make their own breakfast? There's no one-size-fits-all with breakfast preparation, but responsibility can vary by age range.

    A four-year-old child could put prepared and measured ingredients into a very simple recipe. No knives, no electricity, no stoves or ovens. Yogurt parfaits are perfect for your child to mix with ingredients from containers.

    Older children can take more responsibility, using the microwave or stove with supervision. 

    Cultivate independence and self-confidence by allowing them to make breakfast at the right level for their age and ability.

    Listen to this encore episode from February 2020 as Dr. Suanne Kowal-Connelly joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss kids making breakfast.

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