Bradley Jay: ‘Schools Need To Teach More Practical Skills.”
But in addition to the big mistakes, like running up credit card debt, there are countless everyday tasks that will daunt most newcomers to personal independence. And a lack of knowledge in the D.I.Y department can be costly.
Before a kid jumps from the nest, they should know how to do things like how to balance a checkbook, cook a turkey, prepare a tax return, invest money, and fix a leaky faucet.
I wish I had been taught how to repair drywall. I should have been shown how to replace a garbage disposal, and how to use a sewing machine.
What practical skills do you wish you had been taught in school? Click play to see how your neighbors answer this fun question.