Friday Faves: 10th of Feb Friday Faves
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This week:

Something to cheer you up from Denmark

A cool app that promises to make family scheduling and organisation a lot easier

Some important thinking on the future that awaits our kids

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A Danish pick-me-up

We came across this fantastic Danish TV advert, which we absolutely loved. It a beautiful and poignant reminder that despite what might look like differences on the outside, that on the inside we share more with others, and in more unusual ways, than we might think.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzNTAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGakQ4dGpoVk8xVGMlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Droppa

Droppa looks like a very interesting app, we’ve not tried it yet, but it proposes to simplify the planning of day to day family life! Which sounds fantastic to us. It’s won plenty of awards from various Parenting sites, so it looks like it could be a winner! Check it out here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Precariat

Before this week, we had no idea who, or what, the Precariat was. It turns out that the Precariat is the label given to a new (growing) global class of people who are defined by 3 things: pressure to accept unstable labour, declining prospects of upward mobility and losing acquired rights – cultural, civil, social, economic and political.

Why is this of particular importance to us parents? Well because our children are in danger of falling into this class. The article says that there are 3 distinct groups in the Precariat, the third group:

It consists of people who go to college, promised by their parents, teachers and politicians that this will grant them a career. They soon realize they were sold a lottery ticket and come out without a future and with plenty of debt.

This is the work of Professor Guy Standing (London University) and we would urge you to read this article or watch this video.

We are currently researching an article on the future that awaits our children and would welcome your thoughts if you have the time.

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Quote of the week

This has been our most popular image on Twitter this week, I think that for most of us, it probably strikes a chord somewhere inside.

There seems to be so much pressure on kids (and parents) these days, that sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important.

Have a great weekend!

Dominic

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P.S.

Our blog post header photo this week was taken by me. It’s a picture of my son staring at the amazing architecture of the Arts and Sciences buildings in Valencia.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]