Parents were so fed up with their teens’ lack of everyday skills that they sent them to an “adulting” class.
High school students from Kentucky learned how to pay their bills, cook for themselves, change tires and interact with officers during traffic stops as part of an Adulting Conference held at Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville, late last year, People reported.
Christy Hardin, director of the BCHS Family Resource & Youth Services Center, told WAVE in December she organized the event after parents expressed their grievances about their millennial children on social media.
“I think that the idea occurred to me originally, I saw a Facebook post that parents passed around saying they needed a class in high school on taxes, and cooking,” Hardin said.
“Our kids can get that, but they have to choose it. And (Adulting Day) was a day they could pick and choose pieces they didn’t feel like they had gotten so far.”
With the help of community partners like the Center for Women and Families, KHEAA, the US Army, the Shepherdsville Police Department and UPS, Hardin put on the 11-day event.
“Today the YSC held an ‘Adulting Conference’ for our Seniors. The Seniors were able to choose 3 of 11 workshops to gain more knowledge and skills pertaining to their lives once they leave us here at BCHS,” the school wrote on Facebook along with photos from the event.
The Adulting Conference in Kentucky is just one of many similar workshops popping up around the US.
Millennials may lack certain skills because they are living at home for longer, CBS News reported.
According to the US Census Bureau, in 2015 34 percent of Americans between 18 and 34 still lived with a parent compared to the 26 percent who lived at home in 2005.