Half of British children can’t tie their shoes; many can’t tell time

I’m guessing that when these kids are older they won’t be able to change a flat tire, check the oil in a car, fix a leaky pipe or even stop a toilet from overflowing.

Basic life skills are a thing of the past for today’s generation.

From Daily Mail: As life skills go, it’s not the hardest one to learn, but a survey has revealed that nearly half of British children can’t tie their shoelaces.

A poll of 1,500 parents with children under the age of ten found that a staggering 45 per cent knot their laces, with many relying on shoes with Velcro straps.

And the research by footwear firm Wynsors World of Shoes found that of the 55 per cent of children who could tie their own laces, more than third ‘can’t be bothered’, instead simply tucking the laces into their shoes.

The study also found that 42 per cent of children under the age of ten can’t tell the time, 25 per cent can’t use a knife and fork confidently and 44 per cent have no idea how to read a map.

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marble
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marble

Be calm. Let the children use their remotes and watch BBC programming. Keep them company, you watch too, and try not to trip over your shoe laces when walking to the fridge.

kjf
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I read this link yesterday, seems to shed some light on this article. Some ppl wont agree with the comments in the link but it is an opinion if why ppl are getting dumber.

https://disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-mickeysclubhouse/book_review_why_is_intelligence_declining/

km
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km

Really sad. Parents just aren’t parenting anymore. That coupled with common core, low iq invaders, and toxic food, the AGENDA is working perfectly. The elites just love a dumb and helpless populace.. Gen Y and Z are in big trouble…

Dr. Eowyn
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We’ve said it so many times: Britain is toast.

Charles H Slate
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Charles H Slate

There has been a number of times when I have been stunned to find that the adult with whom I have to work has no idea of how to do something that I learned so long ago that I have forgotten when I learned it … like reading a yardstick.

Anonymous
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When kids have an “app” for it, they don’t care to learn how.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I used to train young engineers and I’d tell them that when I was in college calculators were too expensive for a poor student like myself and I used a slide rule and logarithmic tables. They had no idea what I was talking about.

Now, the average person behind a cash register can’t make change. If you try to help them it confuses them. If there was a giant power surge tomorrow and all their batteries died, they’d be totally lost.

Steven Broiles
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I would be all in favor of letting England rot, however, whatever happens over there has a nasty habit of coming over here, ten or less years down the line.
Learned helplessness often comes not from the intellect but from the WILL.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Ted Turner only wears slip on shoes. Tying takes to much of his time.
I’d like to see they try to DIAL A PHONE. Ha-Ha-Ha.
Hell I remember when I had to walk 8 feet through purple shag carpeting to change the channel. And we only had 1 TV (B&W) and 1 phone.
It won’t matter. If they do make it to adulthood they are doomed to a life of being enslaved by the government and at this rate it will be an islamic government.

Tim Shey
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This is from William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II, Act 2, Scene 1: JOHN OF GAUNT “Methinks I am a prophet new inspired And thus expiring do foretell of him: His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last, For violent fires soon burn out themselves; 35Small showers last long, but sudden storms are short; He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes; With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder: Light vanity, insatiate cormorant, Consuming means, soon preys upon itself. 40This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress… Read more »

Jackie Puppet
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It’s not much better in America…

Glenn47
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Glenn47

And just another reason of why England is losing position in the world. After what we have seen coming out of there these last few years, no one should be surprised.

Seumas
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Seumas

Think… what happens when the majority of the citizenry cannot “do” or “make”, but have to “look up how”, and don’t actively think, or know how to do various tasks? I suspect this “stupidification”, if you will, of society comes down to control, if a person has no idea how to fix their car themselves, they’ll do what they can to find someone capable of doing so, and likely for whatever sum of money is requested for the task, with few seeking to try to do it themselves or learning how to, especially when the engines are locked down, and… Read more »