| By Steven Kaplan
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When I was young I used to complain about how useless the subjects in school would be to my life.

"Why do I need to know when the Magna Carta was written?" was a  thought going around my immature mind.

OK, so now that you are home, learn domestic skills that I guarantee you will use:


►Learn how to make a salad.

►Learn how to cook rice.

►Learn how to bake.

►Learn how to do laundry.

►Learn how to fold clothes.

►Learn how to clean the house.

►Learn how to teach by helping others in your house to learn.

►Learn how to take responsibility!

Steven Kaplan

Steve Kaplan is the owner and managing director of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as director emeritus of Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation, and executive director and founder of Serve &Return Inc. Steve has coached more than 1,100 nationally- ranked junior players, 16 New York State high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous highly-ranked touring professionals. Many of the students Steve has closely mentored have gone to achieve great success as prominent members of the New York financial community, and in other prestigious professions. In 2017, Steve was awarded the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA. He may be reached by e-mail at StevenJKaplan@aol.com.