'Stop the world, I want to get off!' is the regular refrain of many of today's time-pressured parents. 'Give me an experience and I'll promise you a relationship,' is the mantra of their children. The world has changed.
'Stop the world, I want to get off!' is the regular refrain of many of today's time-pressured parents. 'Give me an experience and I'll promise you a relationship,' is the mantra of their children. The world has changed. The future has changed. Childhood is changing. Raising children has never been more challenging - or potentially rewarding. It is increasingly obvious that the world into which our young children will enter as adults, somewhere between 2020 and 2030, will be nothing like the world their parents grew up in, or even the world we currently inhabit. We need a better understanding of the world of the future in order to prepare our children and to 'future-proof' them. Future-proof your Child is a very different kind of parenting book. While it contains many useful practical hints and tips, it also focuses on the context for parenting and child development today. It convinces 21st-century parents of the need to change their approach to parenting future generations. This title will help you to create a framework for your parenting experience as you embark on the highly personal adventure of raising children who will thrive in the future. It is relevant, accessible, practical and inspirational. It will take you back in time and forward into the future to help you make the best choices for your children now! Future-proof your Child highlights the critical importance of making choices, having conversations, and consciously connecting with tomorrow's children today.
Graeme studied a BComm at WITS, while doing Chartered Accountancy articles with KPMG. While doing articles and solutions development, Graeme became interested in understanding the so-called generation gap - why young people found it so easy to enter the new economy and handle technology, while experienced adults could not - and why adults were sceptical, cynical and even hostile. In order to gain some theoretical insights, Graeme turned to the academic study of young people and human interactions. He completed a Bachelor of Theology (Arts) degree (cum laude from University of Zululand), a Licentiate (Honours) (Youth) (cum laude from BTC Southern Africa), and a Masters in Youth Work (cum laude MDiac, from UNISA). He is currently completing his PhD in Business Administration (DBA), with majors in leadership, future studies and international strategy consulting. Graeme works in a wide range of industries as a consultant, presenter and futurist. He does this with two partners, working in a frameworking consultancy known as TomorrowToday.biz. He has co-authored two books with Penguin: Mind Over Money and Mind The Gap.
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Reviewed by Mr Lynda Smith from Gautneg on 07 October 2008
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This book is a great contextual opportunity for parents to understand the world they are parenting in.
This book brings this context together with great advice on being great parents of a future generation.
Great family values will allow one to build a foundation in your children that will help them to cope with any world that we may need to face in the future.
Thanks Nikki and Graeme. I look forward to seeing this as a tipping point for families.