Petal’s Weekly Picks for Top Parenting Stories: The Future of Work, Adulthood and Feeling Secure

by | Apr 1, 2019 | Picks of the Week | 0 comments

I’ve been making exciting progress on my podcast Parenting for the Future and the launch is in sight! When we talk about parenting, we also must talk about educating — both formally and informally. As you know, education has long been a passion of mine. I’ve been sharing articles about education — and other key parenting topics —  nightly on my Facebook page, Twitter feedPinterest boards and as a weekly round-up on my blog.

Here are my picks for the top parenting stories this week

Education must change to future proof our children, forum told
A recent educational forum in the UAE explored how education should adapt to prepare students to be successful in a future where AI will replace humans in many professions.

The Most Exciting Picture Books of 2019
Picture books bring so much joy to kids and parents alike. Here’s a great list of new books from Read Brightly to check out this year.

‘It’s real to them, so adults should listen’: what children want you to know to help them feel safe
When we think about preparing our children to thrive in the future, we need to make sure that they feel secure in the present.

People don’t become ‘adults’ until their 30s, say scientists
This study brings interesting insight into what it means to become an adult and enter adulthood. We should consider the transitional period between childhood and adulthood.

How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood
Parenting is indeed a journey, and parenting styles are often compared to vehicles. Enter the snowplow parents…

Could flexi-schooling help some children?
Have you heard of flexi-schooling? It’s a reduced school schedule supplemented by homeschooling. This article explains how kids can benefit.

5 Trends That Will Shape The Future of Work
Many believe that the 4th industrial revolution is already here… The machine workforce is on the rise, and the future human workforce — our children — will need to adapt their skills to this reality.

How to Educate Your Kids About White Supremacy
To combat white supremacy, we need to educate our children about it. Lifehacker offers these strategies from the the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

Want more inclusive future workplaces? Encourage kids to have opposite-sex friendships
What happens on the playground lays the groundwork for social — and professional –interactions for years to come. Friendships between young boys and girls can help lower gender stereotypes, which can ultimately result in a more equitable and inclusive workplace.

Why Creativity is Critical for Future Jobs…And Branding
Tasks requiring creativity will be among the hardest to automate in the workplace of the future. Parents should be nurturing their children’s natural creativity whenever possible.