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  1. Feb 13, 2020 #1

    Sentry18

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    I don't completely hate this, but I kind of don't love it either.


    https://www.healthnutnews.com/high-...students-how-to-cook-clean-and-change-a-tire/

     
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    Next week it will be adultering day - they will learn a whole other set of skills...
     
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    They need to also teach these kids how to do their taxes.
     
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    I hope there is a class about how borrowing money means you have to pay it back.
     
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    I hope the parents who raise the numbskulls have to attend with them.
     
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    C'mon Lady, tell us how you really feel. Don't hold back. :)
     
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    Just changing a tire or set out a road flare would be a step in the right direction. It's a shame education funds are now spent teaching them what parents should be teaching.
     
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    We can still teach them about the constitution and their rights.
     
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    Somewhere along the line, there were some parenting fails. I still remember my first tax return: Dad, How do I do this? He said "The book and forms are at the library, let me know when you finish and I'll check it if you want" Luckily it was a 1040EZ :D
     
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    I think back in our day they would have called this class Home Economics. It was always geared toward the girls. The guys had wood, and metal shop. All taught practical skills. I agree they should be learning a lot of this at home, but that begs the question: What teenager listens to their parents? Can we quote Mark Twain: " When I was 18 my father was the dumbest person I had ever met. By the time I was 22 it was amazing how much my father had learned."

    I don't mind seeing educational funds spent on practical skills. It is probably money much better spent than on a lot of the tripe they teach now.
     
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    @dademoss I experienced much the same - only found the forms at the PO.
    @Morgan101 It wouldn't be so bad if they realized that it was being paid for (by someone other than themselves.) Call AAA or tire service on your cel. ph. that parents are paying for to have tire changed at parents expense. Go out to eat and pay with money earned by someone else or go home to a place that they don't pay for etc. By the time I was in HS, I bought my own car, worked after school, weekends, & summers, payed my own gas etc. My parent "let" me be on their insurance as long as I got B or better in school. I cooked for the family, did laundry, cleaned, bought my own clothes etc. since I was 12 and began earning my own money. How many 12 year olds today can cook for the family or do the laundry?
    (I'm not saying everything I made was good, but we ate.)
     
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    LadyL: I didn't do nearly as much as you did, but I too have been working since I was 14 years old. Worked Summers to pay for my High School tuition. Always had to work to earn my own spending money. Paper route. Yard work. Anything that would pay me a buck. Parents never "gave" me anything. If you wanted it you worked and saved to buy it. Don't misunderstand. I had a very normal, comfortable, middle class life. My Dad had a good job, and we were comfortable. My parents were Depression children. They were very frugal and managed their money well, and taught us how to manage money. If you wanted something you worked and saved to buy it. Nobody gave you anything. I worked through High School and College. Felt I was pretty well prepared to enter the work force, which IMHO is important. I learned early on some very basic things: Be there on time. Do what you are told correctly and in a timely manner. Dress accordingly if that is part of the rules. Lots of basics that seem to be lost on this generation. I was blessed with very good parents. You can't say that about a lot of kids in today's world.
     
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    But now the kids have smart phones.
    Grandson was frisked in his bio class (freshman HS) because he didn't drop his smart phone in the box at the start of class. Teacher didn't believe him when he said he didn't have a phone.
    We need a class to teach young adults how to cook with basic ingredients. Flour was donated at our local food bank, and no one was taking it. I guess they don't know what to do with it.
     
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    PAROLE OFFICE? :dunno:
     
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    Our town was so small, there was no library, no jail, we did have a post office though.
     
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