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For the 2020s and beyond

Revised and completely updated 2019 edition

Graeme Codrington and Nikki Bush, Penguin, 2019  

Launch Date 13 August 2019

‘There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.’ — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

 ‘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.

Why Read It
  • Aimed at parents of primary and pre-primary children

  • Understand why the world has changed, and how to respond as a parent of young children

  • Learn about the future world of work and the implications for the young people who will only enter it in the next decade

  • Discover which jobs will disappear – and which will not.

  • Access over 500 practical tips for connecting with your children, and helping them grow up confident and well rounded in a digital world

  • Get practical parenting help

  • Help your children start to develop their profiles as young as 8 years old, and get a step ahead of their peers in their search for a job and career.

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