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Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers
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Are dads’ essential DIY skills in decline? According to new research, millennial dads are less capable than their own dads when it comes to everyday DIY fixes, preferring to rely on professional help instead.

Millennial dads are less likely than their boomer counterparts to be able to change a car tire on the side of the road, unblock a toilet or sink, reset a tripped circuit breaker or even open a stuck pickle jar with their hands.



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TigersHuskers
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re: Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers
I have great DIY skills. Maybe it's because my parents didnt raise me to be a pussy.


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re: Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers
Why diy when you can pay someone?


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re: Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers
Who raised them?


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reset a tripped circuit breaker



da fuq?


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bee Rye
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re: Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers
My baby boomer grandfather thought he had great skills, in reality they sucked pretty bad.


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TigersHuskers
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Why diy when you can pay someone?


Because it's more manly and feels better to do it yourself. It's also cheaper.


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re: Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers
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Who raised them?


Lol no shite. Boomers forget this stuff.


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GetCocky11
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Sixty-one percent would rather hang out with their children than spend that time on DIY, while 49% of millennial dads say they’ve done better than their own dad at spending quality time with their kids.


That is actually quite believable.


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re: Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers
i'm not going to lie and say i'm super handy, but it's pretty pathetic when people can't figure out things like these":
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Millennial dads are less likely than their boomer counterparts to be able to change a car tire on the side of the road, unblock a toilet or sink, reset a tripped circuit breaker or even open a stuck pickle jar with their hands.

considering how many youtube videos and whatnot are readily available.

i fix stuff all the time with youtube


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My dad is pretty worthless as a handy man.

I do as much of the maintenance and a few other projects on my 911 as I can given the equipment that I have.

I've done a few things around the house. If it's something that takes more than a weekend or two I'd rather just hire someone. They'll likely do a better job than me in a quarter of the time.

I make the mistake of calling pops for a DIY project a few times a year. I always remember about 15 minutes after he gets to my house that I would have to learn what is needed and teach it to him before he can effectively help.


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Vidic
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Interviewed 1000 people in one city huh?


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X82ndTiger
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All while the gen x’ers still have their shite together.


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re: Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers
Gen Xers are too busy nodding off percs and facebooking ron paul videos to get involved


Vidic
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I’ve never met a group of people so proud to be irrelevant that Gen Xers but props to them


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jimbeam
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How Gen X is stuck in the middle of all that is astonishing to me. On one hand, they were raised by boomers and made out great. On th other, they raised the back end of millennials and gen z who don’t look so hot. How does that happen


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yeets into traffic




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fallguy_1978
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Gen Xers are too busy nodding off percs and facebooking ron paul videos to get involved

Can you still get percs? Ron paul=tGoat


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