Friday, June 3, 2016

Rich folks find new ways to shirk their responsibilities as parents

Maybe they should take a lesson from this mum.

Some parents are outsourcing this rite of childhood.  (Boston Globe, 6/2/2016)
Better to put that money towards the cost of a bike.  But now some parents are outsourcing the job — and a growing number of businesses are eager to help.
Kiddie bike lessons are increasingly popular at Landry’s Bicycles , particularly the Newton and Westborough locations, said Galen Mook, the company’s marketing and advocacy associate. Private lessons go for $80. Group lessons are less.

Reasons given for shirking this duty.
  • Don't know how to ride a bike.
  • No time.
  • Can't stand the whining.

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