Modern life has made many changes in the way that families live, but there are still some old-fashioned ways in which they grow together. For parents, teaching children important skills to survive on their own has always been important, and many of the lessons they provide are through family projects. Building something together is a way to teach some of the more informal skills not taught in school, and it also gives families a way to connect with each other.
There are many reasons for families to work on do-it-yourself projects, and they are sometimes a way to obtain a luxury without breaking the family budget. While they may be able to afford to buy something, parents can also see it as a way to help their children acquire new knowledge. The children learn the basics of design, tool use and even how to finish a product. Parents receive their own benefits such as knowing their children have practical skills, and they get the pleasure of seeing their children develop towards adulthood.