While your old man could change a tire, fix the tripped breaker, and unclog a toilet, apparently today’s fathers are a bit lacking in the DIY department, says a new report.
Looking at 2,000 dads between the ages of 23 and 38, Alarm.com reveals some interesting stats about their skill sets.
Nearly half didn’t own a cordless drill or stepladder. Close to 40 percent didn’t have a screwdriver in the toolbox. Incredibly, almost one third were hammer-less, compared to the older generation’s 93 percent.
The survey did note another difference: “61 percent of the Millennial Dads we polled said they’d rather hang out with their kids than spend that time on DIY—and nearly half feel that they’ve done a better job than their own Dad at spending quality time with their children.”