A psychotherapist and an elementary school teacher from Maine have created the Adulting School, which bills itself as an educational tool for people who are “pretending to be a grown-up.”
The school is online, offering classes in five categories such as heath and home repairs that cost $19.99 each. Learn life skills such as checking the oil, accessing your bank account, and grocery shopping.
“I see a lot of suffering around not knowing how to do the ‘adulting’ thing,” Rachel Weinstein told the online magazine Quartz.
One listener to News 96.5 WDBO sent in an “open mic” comment using the app: “Just genius. I mean think about it, if the parents aren’t going to teach these kids how to do what they’re supposed to with their lives, at least someone is stepping up to the plate.”
According to Urban Dictionary, the word “adulting” means, “to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.”