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The shoe lace question got me thinking.....

Did you teach your children to use sharp knives safely or did you just tell them not to touch?

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      Tuliplady wrote Aug 18, 2012
    • I’ve had so many little teenage waitresses over the years who were scared to death to use a sharp knife or anything bigger than the flimsiest little paring knife.  Their mothers taught them NOTHING.

      When my kids picked up a knife, I told them “always hold it this way“.  “Cut this way with it”  etc.  They were all using sharp knives safely at a very young age.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 18, 2012
    • Our granddaughter was taught to not touch the knives at all initially. She had a habit of grabbing something as we were trying to teach her how to use it and not listening to us. She’s pretty headstrong. I think that now the grandmother raising her has taught her how to cut with a sharp knife.




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      Mzd3 wrote Aug 18, 2012
    • When they were young, not to touch, as they got older, how to hold the knife, and which direction to cut.




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      Linda L wrote Aug 18, 2012
    • Same as Dianne. I did get nervous while I watched my daughter use a knife.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 18, 2012
    • Don’t touch!




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      Nita P wrote Aug 19, 2012
    • we always tried to teach the way you start is the way to continue.  i hope that made sense.  my children were taught safety and use of items relavent to their lives and what was in our house that become their curiosity or outside in the community that became their questions.  we had specific words or phrases we would use to indicate danger, safety, stop or go etc.  simple basic words that changed as they grew older and became to learn




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      Marya1961 wrote Aug 19, 2012
    • My sharp knives were never exposed on the counter or the silverware drawer..they had a separate enclosure.  I suppose when he was old enough to want to cut his own meat, then we taught him to use the knife safely.




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