Filing taxes, cleaning, and preparing a healthy dinner—they’re basics every grown-up should be able to carry out, but if there’s a young adult in your life struggling with one or more of these areas, you can now send them to “The Adulting School.”
Located in Portland, Maine, this school offers classes, events, and digital courses designed to teach young adults these fundamental skills that are often overlooked by today’s schools and parents, according to Travel and Leisure. Basically, it’s designed to be a shame-free way to learn everything a mature person should know how to do.
Starting in March,young adults can sign up to take online courses covering personal finance, relationships, health, and other must-know life skills for $19.99 per month or $101.95 a semester. The school will cover topics like how to remove red wine stains, buying home insurance, how to fold a fitted sheet, paying off student loans, writing a resume, and changing a flat tire.
The idea came about when co-founder Rachel Weinstein was working as a psychotherapist. She noticed how many millennials were struggling in these areas, and wanted to create a system to help them.
“When you see 10 people feeling like they’re the only one, and they’re all struggling with the same thing, you think, let’s get these people together so they can learn this stuff and not feel so isolated and ashamed,” she told NPR. She enlisted wellness coach Katie Brunelle to help her create the program.
Though this school probably wouldn’t be necessary if more parents introduced their children to chores and adult responsibilities from a young age, at least now millennials have a new way to proactively take charge of their own lives—and they’ll also be prepared to raise the next generation to be even more competent.
source: WOMAN’S DAY