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    Having my nephew living with me has given me the opportunity to share some knowledge and it's fun. The kid is smart and every once in a while I take an ordinary situtation and use it to slip in a tid bit of information. Today we lit our first fireplace fire of the season and I talked about the Venturi Principle. I find things such as capillary action and how it relates to the world around us simply amazing. I'm sure NHM has had more than his share of reward through teaching, just wondering if you other guys do anything similar with children or coworkers?

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    When ever I have young people around I try to teach or give them some information on things, that are relevant, a many times it is in cooperation of why there here, if their helping me on a project.
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      Originally posted by BHD View Post
      When ever I have young people around I try to teach or give them some information on things, that are relevant, a many times it is in cooperation of why there here, if their helping me on a project.
      You have an awful lot to offer to both young folks and grown ups alike. I think even guys who don't think they are very handy, still have plenty to share if they give it a try. I enjoy sharing what I know and listening to this boy and his sister when they talk about things they have learned.
      Personally, I don't have a tender ego, so if they correct me on something I say it's a win, win for them and me!

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        Its a good feeling when you teach your kids things. My daughter knows that fire needs heat, oxygen, and fuel. You're right there are lots of situtations every day that if you include kids and tell them what you're doing they'll learn something, and you're both better off for it.

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          Phoebe knows jetting, drain cleaning and sewer cameras. And she loves riding shotgun in the truck.

          Maybe I'll get her to crawl under homes for me. She likes bugs and spiders.

          Rick.

          Don't I have a sharkbite class tomorrow night?
          phoebe it is

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            I like to teach but have little opportunity as I have no kids, there are not any kids around, and i (now) have no co-workers. The co-workers before didn't give a crap.

            The tallest trees use capillary action...
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            ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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