Future-Proof Your Child For The 2020s And Beyond
How to parent in disruptive times
‘Mommy, Daddy, what should I be when I grow up?’ This is the question every child asks when they begin to develop a sense of the future, and it’s never been harder for parents to answer it than now. This century is characterised by disruptive change that is turning our world upside down. Jobs aren’t just changing, but whole industries are ceasing to exist. The scripts for success and failure are being rewritten on a daily basis in our families, at work and in life. Do parents know who and what their children need to be, let alone what they might be able to do, in the future world of work?
This book doesn’t just paint a picture of what the future might hold, but provides frameworks and practical advice for what parents can do today in order to build solid foundations for their children in order to maximise their chances of success. Children who are equipped with the right sets of skills, attitudes and world views will remain relevant and able to take advantage of future opportunities.
Future-proof Your Child for the 2020s and Beyond is an invaluable guide for parents who wish to create realistic and relevant parenting goals that will set their children up to thrive, no matter what awaits them in the future. It is aimed at anyone involved in raising children primarily from birth to age twelve, including grandparents, educators, support teams and extended family. However, it remains an insightful handbook for those with teens too.
A sought-after parenting speaker, author and media personality. She is well known for her trusted, independent opinion on parenting and child development, both in South Africa and overseas. Her bestselling titles include Future-proof Your Child: Parenting the Wired Generation (with Graeme Codrington), Easy Answers to Awkward Questions and Tech-Savvy Parenting. Nikki is a mom of two boys.
A futurist and strategy consultant, focusing on the future of work. He has worked in nearly 100 countries with some of the world’s largest companies and best business schools, helping them prepare for tomorrow’s world today. His bestselling titles include Future-proof Your Child: Parenting the Wired Generation (with Nikki Bush), Mind the Gap and Leading in a Changing World. Graeme is a dad of three girls.
Current global disruption and the pace of change have everyone questioning the type of future that our children face. In their book Future-proof Your Child for the 2020s and Beyond, Nikki and Graeme provide a framework for parenting that penetrates the negative forecasts, presents possibility, and also helps parents to guide their children into being fully human and skilled to thrive in any future.
Head of School, St Mary’s School, Waverley, Johannesburg