Let Go & Let Grow!

Secrets to raising independent, resourceful & resilient children in the 2020s.

We live in a fast-changing, unpredictable world. The global pandemic, climate change, civil unrest, corruption, the Rand-Dollar exchange rate and disruption in the world of work because of automation, are just a few things making parents very nervous about today, let alone their children’s future. When we feel out of control our response is to go into hyper-control, resulting in more and more helicopter & lawnmower parenting – a pandemic of over-control.

In this inspiring and insightful presentation Nikki Bush, well-known Human Potential and Parenting expert, speaker and co-author of the best-selling book Future-proof Your Child (Penguin Random House), will convince you that letting go and letting grow are both essential to loving and parenting your children wisely so that they develop the twin X-factors of resourcefulness and resilience. Parents need to be reminded of the fact that the ultimate goal of parenting is to let our children go – even into this crazy warp-speed world. Independence will also be our children’s ultimate request from us – quite a daunting and emotional thought for parents who are used to holding on tightly to those kite strings.

This presentation will cover:

  • Common parenting traps
  • Preparing the child for the path instead of the path for the child
  • Encouraging independence
  • Celebrating resourcefulness
  • Developing resilience
  • Balancing praise and encouragement
  • Future-proofing your child in small everyday ways
  • Passing on the baton of responsibility sooner rather than later

“Many thanks for your exceptional talk last Saturday. You had our family friendly MBA group riveted and they took away so many important insights and practical ideas for how to raise resourceful, resilient and independent children with confidence. Thank you for inspiring us and giving us a valuable WHY. You are an important resource in our programme.“

Mamodise Mailula, Henley Business School, Engagements and Activations Leader

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