Ever feel like young people don't know basic life skills?
Knowing how to change a tire or balance a checkbook sometimes feel like they're becoming things of the past.
In response, entrepreneurs are launching businesses aimed at teaching millennials how to survive in the real world. Young people can now try so-called "adulting classes," which are becoming more popular nationwide.
Rachel Flehinger co-founded the Adulting School in Portland, Maine.
She's starting online courses this month intended to teach millennials how to sew on buttons, understand modern art and even establish healthy romantic relationships, according to CBS News, which recently profiled her.
Elsewhere, cooking classes are being targeted at young adults who don't know their way around a kitchen.
Some experts blame millennials' lack of basic life skills on the fact that the U.S. Census Bureau reports more than one in three Americans between 18 and 34 still lives with a parent. It's a figure that's grown sharply in recent years. The reason? Economists suggest the trend is largely financial, especially amid reports that wages are not growing when adjusted for inflation.
Demographer Jonathan Vespa tells CBS News that millennials being stuck in childhood homes is more common for them than living with roommates or spouses. Young people are getting married and having children later in life, contributing to the delayed learning of life skills.
Some educators are trying to combat the delays by teaching "adulting" classes to students before they'd ever sign up for a course as an adult. A Kentucky high school recently had seniors take such a class which focused entirely on practical skills like changing tires and paying bills.
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