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Posted on Popular Mechanics Article - Americans losing DIY skills

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#1 posted 04-11-2013 03:29 PM

We’ve reached a point in our society where parents don’t encourage their kids to develop trade skills.
- they feel using tools to build go carts and bike ramps is too dangerous.
- everyone wants their kid to become a software engineer or a lawyer. Vocational skills don’t fit into that plan.
I’m fortunate in that I’ve become a pretty handy guy. I intend/ demand that my three boys not be “that guy” that has to depend on AAA to change a tire or hook up a set of jumper cables.

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