the best me that I can be lp - lifehacksforkids

Take all the guesswork out of raising a

confident, happy, resilient child.

Hi there, we are Dominic Chapman and Lindsay Green, that's us below with our 12 year-old twins.

The Lifehacksforkids Team.

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:

  • Do you know which attributes and qualities your child needs in order to thrive?
  • If you do, do you have the skills, knowledge and expertise to teach them?
  • And even if you did, do you have the time and the energy to do the job as well as you'd like to?

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.

the 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:

  • gain a deeper understanding of who they really are and develop the confidence to express and be themselves.
  • learn to approach life with energy, enthusiasm, determination and purpose.
  • discover how their emotions actually work and how they can manage them.
  • learn how to be positive and optimistic, even when things go wrong.
  • develop the self-belief and confidence they need to be successful in whatever they choose to do.
  • learn self-discipline, self-control and how to make good decisions.
  • learn how to think creatively to solve problems.
  • become someone who embraces rejection and failure rather than someone who fears them.
  • learn how to bounce back from adversity and to persevere even when all looks lost.

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:

  1. 1
    THEORY: your child will learn new information, skills and techniques 
  2. 2
    APPLICATION: your child will apply this new knowledge in the real world
  3. 3
    ASSIMILATION: 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

  • Your child will develop the resources to overcome the challenges, obstacles, setbacks, and failures that life will throw their way.
  • It will teach them key principles applicable to any situation that will help them to be successful now and in their future life beyond the classroom.
  • It will take the worry and the guesswork out of preparing your child for success, we've done the research and put the program together, so you don't have to.
  • It's a complete program that your child can do with your guidance and support, leaving you to concentrate on the day job: being a great parent.
  • You and your child, will gain a deeper insight into who your child really is- their life, their hopes and dreams, their passions and their goals.
  • It's an opportunity to get to know them better, to build a stronger,  closer relationship as you guide them through the program- or better still, do it with them.

the best me program- what you get

Here's what you get when you invest in the BEST ME program:

  • THE BEST ME program: 12 online Modules (36 lessons, activities and challenges) for your child to work through- with accompanying downloadable workbook.
  • STRENGTH BUILDING WORKBOOK: 13 extra strength building activities.
  • FACEBOOK GROUP: FULL SUPPORT via the private BEST ME community. 

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

teach your kids recommendation
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

faqs

WHO IS THIS  FOR?

It's for your tween and/or teen. Whether they are struggling or not, it will help them to understand themselves and develop the attitude, techniques and skills they need for a successful life. 


HOW MUCH TIME IS INVOLVED?

There is no set duration. Your child should complete THE BEST ME in the time frame that's appropriate to them. The program is a journey of discovery and it encourages your child to practice their new skills in the real world through weekly challenges, so your child will be working on themselves all the time.

However, in terms of actual time commitment, from start to finish we would estimate around 8 weeks with an hour or so a week that should be allocated to actual 'work'.


WHO ARE YOU?

We are parents too (12-year-old twins). We realised that success in life is more than just qualifications and a good CV, and yet this is all that parents and schools seem to focus on.

So we started out by trying to teach our twins life skills in a deliberate and structured way. Our initial research told us that other parents were worried that their kids weren’t getting this type of education either, so we created Lifehacksforkids to fulfil that need. You can read more about us here.


WHAT IF IT'S NOT RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?

No problem! 

Send us an email dominic@lifehacksforkids.co.uk within 30 days and we will refund you right away, no questions asked.