Children of Substance

The future is no longer predictable which makes parents panic – especially high school parents. Spending too much time trying to smooth the path for our children has become counter-productive and we should rather prepare our children for a fast-changing path that will be filled with both challenges and opportunities that are beyond our imagination.

Approximately 60% of the jobs they will do have not yet been invented and many of the jobs and skills in the world of work today are on their way to becoming obsolete or will morph and change into something entirely different in the not too distant future.

In this presentation, creative parenting expert, speaker and author, Nikki Bush will inspire and challenge you to bring up children of substance, who can adapt and adopt as the world of work changes, and who will be their own source of internal security as they forge their unique paths into the future.


This workshop is based on a popular article below written by Nikki Bush:

“There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job.”George W. Crane

This must be one of the truest statements I’ve come across describing the world of the world of work our children will enter in the years to come. Approximately 60% of the jobs they will do have not yet been invented and many of the jobs and skills in the world of work today are on their way to becoming obsolete or will morph and change into something entirely different in the not too distant future.

One thing we know for sure is that a job will no longer provide stability or security. In this interactive workshop we will explore areas of internal security on which their success will depend, including:

  • Their resilience to withstand change and to grow with it
  • Their resourcefulness to find new ways to create a job and make a living
  • Their flexibility as they have to transfer or adapt their skills to brand new industries we have never seen before
  • Their commitment and willingness to learning, unlearning and relearning
  • Their ability to connect with others and build meaningful relationships
  • Their knowledge and confidence in themselves and their abilities
  • Their ability to make choices and decisions using their internalised value system
  • Their ability to think and live both independently and collaboratively

Bringing up children of substance, who are way bigger than the report card or certificate they leave school with, has never been so important. Their future success depends on it.

Testimonials

  • "There is always so much sense in what you suggest as parenting strategies. I enjoyed what you had to say when you addressed us at Twin Rivers Primary School Zimbabwe and ever since then I have read every article you have posted. Please continue spreading your influence – the impact is priceless!"

    Becky Pondwa Bryden Country School, Zimbabwe
  • Wow, this is the second time I have listened to this talk and I’m just blown away each time! I think so much of what you said just really has hit home. One of the biggest messages that came across is that as parents it is our duty, our responsibility to actually spend time with our beautiful, precious children who have been given to us. Nikki thank you so much for reminding us of that, it was so valuable. You’re an amazing woman, thank you so much!

    Irene Ilsley HOD, Kingsmead,

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