The television is currently flooded with programmes like Eat well for less, Shop Well for less etc. To me it is obvious these people have missed out on several basic life skills. People who can't cook, don't know how to budget, buy every new gadget and so on. I can't watch eating programmes like Come dine with me and First Dates because I get irritated that people don't know how to use a knife and fork properly.
OK - I conceded I may be from a different generation, but my Mother taught us all (my brothers as well) to cook from scratch, sewing skills etc and no she wasn't a stay-at-home mum, she ran her own accountancy firm but made time. We were taught how to budget our pocket money, clean our shoes, ironing... the list is endless.
Do parents still teach these skills and if not, why not?
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