August 25, 2010

Still Asking Their Parents for Help

"Across the pond," many young people apparently have few do-it-yourself skills. According to a recent study, more than a third are afraid to try gardening, and more than two-thirds believe their fathers are handier than they are.

Here in the U.S., are our own young people any better at fixing things and creating things than the British? In recent years, young adults grew up in affluence, learning to pay others to do everything for them so they didn't have to learn to do things for themselves.

That's fine if you have plenty of money to pay others, but what if you don't? Wise parents are teaching their kids to do for themselves from the time they're little: here's how.

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