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My children (almost 4 and 2) are a bit scared of the stove as well, and we've been working on this slowly. Currently, the main things they do involving the stove are two things: Adding chocolate chips to pancakes after I've placed them on the griddle Stirring macaroni in boiling water in process of making mac+cheese. Both are things that they really ...


Anything new has the potential for being frightening to a child. Add to that the very real threat of getting burned...it's not surprising that she's being cautious. My son was reluctant to do things like help stir food because of the heat that rises up from the burner. I let him use an oven mitten and soon he was stirring like a champ. Knowing that he ...

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