The value of hard work is quickly diminishing. What’s diminishing even faster, however, are the number of people who simply don’t know how to do things for themselves.
We need to teach kids basic handyman work, or even how to simply change a flat tire.
Teaching Kids the Value of Working with Their Hands
There’s a concern that, besides being tech wizards, today’s kids aren’t very handy at much else, particularly in the area of using simple hand tools. My observation is that they’ve simply never been required to. I’m not urging you to steer your kids into a vocation they don’t like, but I am saying it may behoove you to make your kids build or fix a few things around the house once in a while.
Show them how to use a hammer, a screwdriver, or a wrench. Maybe it’s changing the spark plug on the mower, a light fixture in the house, or a rotted fence post in the yard. By doing this, you’re equipping them with basic do-it-yourself skills that they’ll thank you for later. And, who knows, maybe they’ll even enjoy it.
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