eyes wide shut:
Why your kids are sleepwalking into their future...
and what you can do to save them.
Three questions for you:
- 1Have you thought about what sort of future you are preparing your kids for?
- 2Do you know what skills they will need to be successful?
- 3What's your strategy to make sure that your kids learn these skills properly?
why you should be asking these questions
Huge changes to the way that we live and work mean that as adults, our kids will face challenges that we can only begin to imagine today.
And yet, our thinking about how we prepare our kids for their future hasn't changed, we still focus our efforts on helping them to get a good education, decent grades and an interesting CV.
Are we doing the right thing for our kids, or could we be doing something better?
why that way of thinking isn't enough anymore
Thinking about preparing our kids in this way is not fit for purpose anymore- for 2 reasons:
- 1Education is no longer the competitive advantage it once was.
- 2The skills needed to be economically successful have changed, but our education system hasn't caught up.
If current trends continue, within the next 10 years 40% of all graduates from OECD or G20 countries, will come from China and India. The EU and the USA will only contribute 25%.
a networked global economy
That's a LOT of competition!
Employers will be able to choose from this well-educated global talent pool and can hire and fire on a project by project basis.
That’s not just the big employers either. Platforms such as Upwork enable businesses of any size to outsource work to a cheaper labour market within a few mouse clicks.
so what's new?
That nice job with the prestigious employer you hope your child gets... it probably won't even exist by the time they are adults.
As algorithms become more adept and “intelligent” the well-paid jobs that were traditionally the preserve of the educated middle class, Accountancy, Law, Banking, are disappearing.
This is ALREADY happening!
You can't solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it.
By asking ourselves those 3 questions at the beginning we allow ourselves to come up with some different answers: a new way of thinking.
What is clear is that if we want our kids to stand out from their competition and compete in a technology centred world, our kids will need to focus on a different set of skills than the ones they are being taught currently.
And, if we get this right, we can give our kids a huge head start in life.
How do I make sure that my kids learn the skills they need?
the skills our kids need
There's only so much time in the day so we decided to focus on skills that our kids aren't going to learn elsewhere and the ones that will actually have the BIGGEST impact on their future. We have chosen what we believe to be the 12 KEY LIFE SKILLS that will help our kids to thrive in the modern world. Mastery of these 12 skills, will set them apart from their competition and help them grow into confident, capable humans:
the problem for us parents
Most of us are busy enough as it is, we simply don't have the time to teach our kids as well as we would like to.
We have our strengths and weaknesses, but we wouldn't classify ourselves as experts in these subjects.
And then there's the important matter of how do we actually teach these skills to our kids as well as they need us to?
the lifehacksforkids solution
home as a lab
We treat the home as our mini laboratory. What better place for your child to hone their skills before they hit the 'real world'.
We take the latest research and ideas and turn them into lessons and tools that are specifically designed to teach your kids these 4 key Life skills.
fail feedback- learn
There is no such thing as failure in our lab... ONLY feedback. Failure is simply an opportunity to learn how to get a better outcome next time.
By focusing on these 3 pillars, you will start to view everyday life through the lens of teaching your kids life skills.
This will help you to make the most of the 'teachable moments' that life throws your way each and every day- opportunities you would otherwise miss.
we are the difference that makes ALL the difference
Our mission is to help you to teach your kids these KEY LIFE SKILLS -as if you were the expert.
We will show you how to create a home environment where learning these skills is the focus.
And our fun, engaging, research-based tools and lessons will help you to teach your kids the skills that will help them stand out from their competition.
We'll give you a plan and a structure to follow so that you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you are preparing your kid for what lies ahead.
why not see for yourself?
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