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Old 04-20-2020, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Kids & Cars

Toilet paper may be in short supply, but there are now plenty of children wandering around aimlessly after their schools shut down and booted them out the door. Now is a great opportunity to get kids interested in cars. A little tinkering on cars can help teach them how to use their minds and hands to prevent and solve problems. Increased confidence and competence will make them better able to handle and enjoy life's challenges.

If they have replaced heater hoses on a car, then they probably will have the confidence to replace a leaky bathroom faucet in their own homes someday. Instead of feeling helpless and panicky when the toilet paper shelves are empty, they will stay calm, trusting in their ability to come up with their own solutions if necessary; rags, shop towels, thimbleberry leaves, dad's old hankies...

Car "tinkering" does not have to start big. A child's first car project could be as simple as learning how to properly wash a car. It is easy to forget that a younger child may not even yet know how to connect a garden hose to a spigot. He/she will beam with pride once he/she has that knowledge and sees how nice the family vehicle looks after the grime is washed away. The adults involved in all this mentoring will have memories of good times spent with the kids that drown out insignificant memories of empty toilet paper shelves.



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That is a nice way to bond with children. They are having fun while learning through hands-on. It is a good training for them to be 'car-responsible'. Good job!
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So nice to see kids doing some car fixing.
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Old 03-18-2021, 10:49 PM   #4
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That is really amazing. Hopefully, I can get my nephews to do the same soon.
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I completely agree. Modern children interact too little with the real world. Their entire range of interests is the Internet. Instead of trying to fix something on their own or at least figure out the reason, they will spend money on craftsmen (who can easily deceive them by adding contrived breakdowns). My sons (2 and 3 years old) are now attending two preschools in DeLand, but in the evenings, we play a game where we need to understand how something works and how to fix it. They even stopped breaking toy cars (however, cars are now constantly disassembled).
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:39 AM   #6
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One of the best things you can do with your children during the pandemic. My nephew has recently helped me install the new bumper that I bought from 4wheelonline. He enjoys modifying cars at home and is only 10 years old.
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