Need To Learn How To Be An Adult? There Is A Class Right In Portland For That!

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I think we all know at least one person who should sign up for this class! 

Transitioning into adulthood can be scary and tough for some. Luckily, there is a class for that…it’s called ‘Adulting’. 

Get your car’s oil changed? That’s adulting. Cook dinner instead of order takeout? That’s adulting.

Now, a new school in Portland, Maine, called the Adulting School, is dedicated to teaching skills like these to fledgling adults so they can become successful grown-ups.

The school offers private social media groups and live events at local bars and restaurants. At these events, attendees can learn skills like how to network as a pro or how to fold a fitted sheet.

Sipping drinks…learning how to fold a fitted sheet? Sign me up!

Co-founder Rachel Weinstein got the idea for the Adulting School from her work as a psychotherapist. She noticed that a lot of her clients struggled with the transition to adulthood, like paying bills on time and choosing a career.

Courtesy of Rachel Weinstein


One woman attending a class had this to say;

“In job interviews, they’re always asking ‘Where do you want to see yourself in five years?’ ” she said. “And I never know how to answer that because I’m always thinking on how to survive today and next week and what’s coming up.”

The Adulting School has drawn criticism for its perceived coddling. But Holly Sawyers, an associate professor of anthropology at Lake Forest College said the school deserves kudos for addressing a real problem. Sawyers has done a mass amount of research on ‘adulthood’. 

Want more information on the classes…check out their website HERE!

Cover photo Courtesy of Rachel Weinstein

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