My son is not much interested in working on cars, so far. He really likes cars, just not wrenching. In time, I will make him learn some basics such as changing a tire. If he develops an interest, I will share the experience with him. If not, I am fine with him doing what he wants as long as it contributes to his well being in one way or another. If he gets involved in something that doesn’t meet that standard he be will doing long days at my shop.
I have a friend that restored a TR6 with his daughter, starting the project in her early teens. On her 18th birthday it became hers. i met her, after she graduated from law school, when he brought her to a club meeting, She was still wrenching well into her 30s and likely still does. Much closer to my age than her father, we became bar hopping buddies for a couple years. I got married and my bar hopping days came to an end. A couple years later she met her husband, a farmer. About 10 years into her law career she stopped practicing law and has worked on the farm since. Seems she enjoyed workng with her hands more than being an attorney. I am sure that is rooted in her wrench turning days with her Dad. She still had the TR6 last time we spoke.
This is the only time my son has shown interest, many years ago.