Kay Kay on the right, her mother Caroline on the left. (picture courtesy of Kay Kay Clapp)

iFixit's Kay Kay Clapp has a lot to thank her mother for, not least her insistence that children should learn how to repair things. While Kay Kay's dad was traveling for work, her mom became a master at fixing and patching clothing and broken household items. 

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Not every mom would want their 8 year-old daughter tackling dry wall repair, but as Kay Kay says, 'it's empowering to learn how to fix things yourself'. Her early training paid off - as director of communications for iFixit, Kay Kay puts her passion for fixing things to good use every day.

Caroline Clapp - we salute you.

Read Kay Kay's full article at iFixit