Bosch Launch Treehouse Campaign
Research released by Bosch Power Tools this week has shown that 45% of parents have less than five hours each week to spend with their children. This news comes as the government has released guidelines which indicate that parents should treat children like vegetables and have “five (hours) a day”.
The Bosch research has also shown that just 31% of parents show their children how to do activities like cooking sewing and DIY, however 93% of the parents questioned agreed that these skills were important to pass down and 90% felt that not knowing these skills could lead to problems in later life.
When it comes to children, 50% admit they would like to spend more time with their parents, especially helping them to learn new things. 63% wanted to learn more cooking skills while 52% wanted to learn more about DIY.
The parents who did not want to pass on any skills said that either they didn't have the time or they didn't have any skills worth passing on to their kids.
With these figures in mind, Bosch has launched a new campaign to encourage families to get together by building a treehouse in the garden during the summer holidays. The campaign includes a how to video on the Bosch website and a downloadable step by step guide.
Chris Tidy from the tool company has commented that parents need to take the time to teach their children important skills as it will help them to save money in the future, especially when it comes to employing a tradesman.