Don’t know how to balance a checkbook or change a tire? Companies want to teach millennials how
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But tutorials aren’t always enough, insisted Ruth Lamberty, who started Adult Prep in July 2017, an educational consulting firm teaching independent life skills. “When you’re talking about prepping for independent living or learning how to budget, it’s going to be so specific to your needs and what’s happening in the world at that moment, and a video isn’t going to get you what you need.”
Lessons the Baltimore company offers include how to do laundry, cook, find a roommate, budget, file taxes, and write a check. “As a young adult, you might have vendors coming to your home to fix something who aren’t going to have [credit card processing] Square on their phone,” she said.
Lamberty believes shifting child-rearing priorities have led us to this point. “You’re spending time on SAT prep and what you need to do to get into college, but what do you do when you get to college or get your first job?” she said. “It’s not being taught in school or in the home.”