Teach Your Kids To Ask Questions

Today’s tip for 10 Days Gluten Free is an easy one. It is simply to teach your kids to ask questions.

Now I know kids usually love to ask questions. Sometimes they even drive parents a bit crazy with so many odd questions, but for gluten free eating it is important to teach them to ask the right questions.

Just like it is important to read labels, it is also very important to learn to ask for information. Teach them it is okay to ask from information when eating out. It is okay to make a phone call or send an email to a company asking for more information on a product.

Teach them not to be afraid or hesitant to do those things and teach them what questions to ask.

For more great gluten free information and giveaways please visit the other bloggers joining in on the 10 Days of Gluten Free.

Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House

Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog

Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat

Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl

Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free

Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry

I hope you will join us for 10 Days of Gluten Free! GIVEAWAY OVER EMMA’S COMMENT ON THE PLAGHDOUGH POST WON. Winner chosen by Random.org

And here are the details for my giveaway.

I am giving away one $25 Bob’s Red Mill gift card that is good for their online store and one copy of my Cooking 101 For Kids ebook to one reader. 

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts)
  • The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
  • No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.


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  1. Bonnie B says:

    My daughters are very shy and this is a very hard thing for them to do but so needed! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway this would come in handy for my friend who has
    celiac disease

  3. Wendi S says:

    Good advice for both kiddos and parents :).

  4. My granddaughter is very shy, yet once in a while she will surprise us by asking someone a question. I really never thought how important it is to teach our kids to ask these questions. Thanks.

  5. You mean I should be ENCOURAGING, “but, why?”, “but, why?”, “but, why?” :)

    • Sarah Cassill says:

      Yes–BUT I find the BEST thing to do is to answer a question with a question! My spinal reflex response to “but why?” is “what do YOU think?”

      His answers are so much more entertaining than mine! Plus I don’t waste time telling him all about teeth when he was pointing at his tongue AND it gives great insight into how his mind works.

      The only down side is TRYING to keep my temper when MY dumb question is met with a “What do YOU think?”

  6. My son is learning from me it’s ok to questions where your food comes from!

  7. This is so true! Children need not be afraid to ask adults questions.

  8. Angel R. says:

    My son even questions ME sometimes … “Is this gluten-free, Mommy?”

  9. Do you have a list of questions that you’d encourage children to learn? What are they?

    • I think basic questions about what might be in the food, cross contamination, etc. The same questions we as parents often have to ask to find out if food is safe.

  10. Cindy W. says:

    Good advice.

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