Hi there, we are Dominic Chapman and Lindsay Green, that's us below with our 12 year-old twins.
Like you we want our kids to do well, so four years ago we started to look into what we could actually do to help. We wanted to get deliberate about teaching our kids the skills and qualities needed to live happy, successful lives.
What started as a hobby has since become an obsession, and now after a lot of research and much experimentation (sorry kids), we have distilled the best of what we have learnt into the program that we are about to share with you.
So, if you too are serious about helping your child to realise their full potential, then we invite you to read on.
blissfully unaware (almost)
Not long after starting down this path, we discovered that our kids actually face three big problems that we'd been unaware of. I mean we kind of knew about them, but we hadn't really understood their significance: our kids were sleepwalking into their future, we just hadn't realised it.
problem 1: education
The world has and is changing rapidly, but the way in which we prepare our kids for it has stayed the same. Walk into any classroom and you'll see an educational delivery system that Charles Dickens would recognise. And with a focus on standardised testing and fact regurgitation, coupled with a teaching philosophy geared towards 'passing the test', it's little wonder that our kids are so poorly prepared to thrive in the real world. Jeffrey Toobin sums it up well:
I'm a big fan of good grades. But I am going to suggest to you that you will find that the skills of a student are of somewhat less use to you once you get out into what is sometimes referred to as 'the real world.'
Employers today regularly bemoan the 'skills gap', they don't care about what our kids know, they care about what they can do, and unfortunately, our education system is letting our kids down.
problem 2: the modern world
These days even a 'good' education isn't enough, in many developed countries there are more graduates looking for jobs than non-graduates.
We were lucky, education was a competitive advantage, a pathway to prosperity and economic security; for our kids it's the bare minimum, with zero guarantees of any of the benefits we enjoyed.
And aside from constantly looking over their shoulders worrying about being 'replaced' by AI or an algorithm, they are going to have to compete in a global job market with equally (often better) educated and skilled workers in lower-wage economies around the world.
problem 3: real life
On top of this- as you'll know from your own life experience- grades are only part of the story, they only get you so far. Whatever it is that your child wants to BE or DO, their life journey will look a lot like the diagram below. And it's how well they can navigate this path, that will ultimately determine just how successful they are. To do this they need to develop skills and resources that aren't taught in school.
what can you do to help?
We know that our kids need more than good grades and an interesting CV.
We know that they are going to need different qualities and skills to stand out.
And we also know that it's our responsibility to prepare them for this uncertain future, but where on earth do you start?
Here are 3 questions for you to think about:
If you are anything like we were, you probably don't have the answers to these questions either, at least not the answers that your child needs you to have. Over the last 4 years we've spoken to a lot of parents who are worried too, which is why we created the BEST ME program.
We wanted to create something that would help our kids to navigate their own life path, to help them fulfil their potential: to do well in school and in life- whatever it is that they choose to do.
Basically the life manual that we wish our parents had given to us when we were growing up.
To be successful, our kids will need qualities such as confidence, resilience, perseverance, creativity, self-belief, they'll need a growth mindset, and emotional intelligence.
These are universal qualities of success, qualities that can be applied to any situation, job, or circumstance, and the program will help your child to develop them.
Amongst other things, completing the program means that your child will:
how the program is delivered
The BEST ME is a structured online program with it's roots in the field of positive psychology (the scientific study of human flourishing). There are 12 modules to complete (a grand total of 36 lessons), and each module follows the same 3-step format:
- 1THEORY: your child will learn new information, skills and techniques
- 2APPLICATION: your child will apply this new knowledge in the real world
- 3ASSIMILATION: your child will make sense of everything they have learnt
We spent two and a half years homeschooling our kids and are firm believers in the phrases: 'words don't teach, experience does' and 'kids learn best when they are having fun' . So, the lessons are an entertaining mix of teaching, fun activities and real world challenges.
the benefits of the program
the best me program- what you get
Here's what you get when you invest in the BEST ME program:
our full support
We'll be there to guide you and your child along this journey whenever you need it.
We are active in the Facebook group each day and as well as posting hints and tips, we are there to answer any question you may have.
We also create and post free strength/ life skill building activities each month to help your child develop even further.
buy the program
30 Day No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.
If in the next 30 days, for whatever reason, you decide the program isn't for you, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.
what others say about our work
The main focus is to help you discover your own values and put your own plan into action, as opposed to telling you what to do.
LAURA CLARK// The Butterfly Mother
It is presented in a very straightforward and easy to read manner and I can already see that there is value in the takeaway.
ALICIA ANTONIO// The Bottle Poppin Mamma
I would highly recommend to any parent needing to get in the here and now of parenting… but also who wants to look to the future too.
TALYA STONE// Motherhood: The Real Deal