Future Smart Parent Podcast
Conversations For Raising Future Smart Kids
Today we’re talking about tech habits - specifically tech habits for families because I don’t know about you, but I know how difficult it is for me to break some of my own bad tech habits.
In this episode, I chatted with Zanele about how to help our kids manage transitions. Dealing with disruption and change is a natural part of life, but it’s also difficult. She’s known to her clients as 'The UnLearning Lady', and is a global leading voice on using key unlearning principles to help companies build cultures that support change & transformation.
Sextortion might sound like the name of a really bad movie, but in fact it’s a lot more serious than that and it’s affecting all of our kids online. “Sextortion” is a crime, and occurs when predators blackmail our children into sending them sexual or nude pictures and videos. As frightening as this sounds, us parents cannot bury our heads in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist.
And we definitely cannot just say “Oh, but not my kids… My kids would never do that.”
In this episode, I chatted with career counselor and gap year specialist (and author of The Good Gap Year Guide) Melanie Williams. Melanie shares her insights on how we can help our young adults take a structured gap year, what a structured gap year looks like and why it's a great option for those young adults who aren't quite ready to jump into studying or full-time employment.
In this episode, I chatted with Christy Herselman from The Chat. We spoke about the changing gender landscape, and what this means for both our children, and for us parents as we all try to navigate and understand this phenomenon that's unfolding so quickly.
In today’s episode I spoke with Dr Beulah van der Westhuizen about neuro- development in kids, the impact of tech, the role schooling plays, and the many talents that neuron diversity brings, as well as the learning centers, EduExcellence, that she has pioneered in South Africa.
In today’s episode I spoke with Naomi Holdt, who is an educational psychologist, speaker, author and a mom. We spoke about many different things regarding EQ, including what it really means to develop emotional intelligence in our kids, the importance of EQ over IQ and how to truly value our children’s emotions.
In this episode I hosted a conversation with Inclusion and Diversity specialist, Buhle Dlamini, and author of Future Proof your Child for the 2020s and beyond, Graeme Codrington. A conversation that's important for all parents and teachers to hear, but in particular, one for white parents to take note of.
In this episode I speak with Donna McCallum, aka the Fairy Godmother, who teaches us about money and magic, and how as parents, perhaps we have some mindsets to shift that we hadn’t realised yet! Donna is running a workshop on March 17th with Meike Lovemore, called MoneyWise Kids, which will walk parents through good money habits that they can teach their children, including practical tools to implement immediately so that your kids are delighted to learn about money.
We talk about reframing entrepreneurship and the skills that are most valuable to instill in our children. Some of these skills include self-awareness, confidence, resilience, learning that it’s okay to fail (something some parents could also learn!) as well as, innovation, independence and critical problem solving! Without these ‘soft’ skills it becomes almost impossible for us to empower our children to become successful entrepreneurs.
In this episode I chatted with Bryan Gibson from LearnLife about what learning can look like in the modern world. We chat about how innovation in learning can take us away from the need for standardized testing and formal learning settings that haven’t changed much since we, parents, were in school. We chat about how LearnLife's approach to learning brings adventure, discovery and curiosity into a new way of learning via their learning hubs, both physical and digitally.
In this episode, I speak with Paul Bushell about Mindfulness. What Mindfulness is, how it's a practice that can really help our kids, and ourselves with creating an environment and state that helps us be in the here and now, reducing our anxiety while just learning to be more present in this sometimes crazy world we find our selves in.
I chatted with Josh Ramsey about what us parents can do to help keep our kids safe online. As parents, it's our responsibility to help and guide our kids in this digital world, but I feel that I'm not alone in getting slightly overwhelmed by the 'how' of going about this.
From the software / tech that we can use, to the conversations we can have with our kids... this podcast episode is a must listen to any parent with kids who are online.
I jumped onto a call with Graeme Codrington to discuss the skills needed for the future of work, with a particular focus for parents at this time of the year when anxiety levels are perhaps a little higher than normal with end of year exams and assessments.
A conversation that challenges parents and teachers to a paradigm shift in their young learner’s educational journey away from the traditional, narrow path to a university academic career and towards a more practical, usable range of skills relevant to every organization five years into the future.
Kim is a teacher with a passion for learning and is curious about the possibilities for creating learning environments that engage children and help them to flourish. She’s involved in projects that innovate within traditional systems of education and is a teacher at Manor Gardens Primary School, a government school in Durban.
I was privileged to jump on a call with Naomi Holdt, mom, educational psychologist, and speaker earlier this week in response to the big feelings and other trauma responses that seem to be impacting so many families after a week of the extreme unrest we experienced in KZN.
What I love about my conversations with Graeme is how he helps us reframe the way we think about things... helping us see things from different perspectives, and more often than not, a new way of thinking that pushes our boundaries, enabling us to think bigger...
In this episode, I talk with unschooling Mom, Tamryn Sherriffs about what unschooling and self-directed learning is, and why (and how) we've both decided to take this approach for educating our kids..
In this episode we speak with Keith Coats on why he believes becoming comfortable with transitions is a lifelong skill that we all need to keep developing and how he has been more intentional on his own parenting journey with helping his (now adult) kids learn how to embrace change.
How to open doors for your kids to help them succeed in the future
JUNE, 2021 | PARENTING | WITH GRAEME CODRINGTON
In this episode, we chat about how Graeme thinks parenting is different now as we prepare our kids for the future and how this shows up in his life as he parents his 3 daughters. As Graeme says during the interview - we are the first generation of parents who know for sure that we don’t know what the future will be like for our kids and that means we have to approach parenting slightly differently.
Introducing The Host Behind Future Smart Parenting
MAY, 2021 | INTRODUCTION | BY JUDE FOULSTON
I’m Jude Foulston, an introverted mom trying my best to raise kids who are happy & confident, kids who embrace all that makes them unique, while preparing them for an exciting future that looks really, nothing like the world we grew up in.
Why we've started this podcast.
MAY, 2021 | IN FUTURE SKILLS | BY JUDE FOULSTON
We share some of our plans and goals for the Future Smart Parent podcast and introduce you to your host, Jude Foulston - an introverted mom trying her best to raise kids who are happy & confident, kids who embrace all that makes them unique, while preparing them for an exciting future that looks really, nothing like the world we grew up in.
Future Proofing Your Kids.
MAY, 2021 | IN FUTURE SKILLS | BY GRAEME CODRINGTON
In this first full episode, we chat with futurist, author, and expert in the future of work Graeme Codrington.
We chat about what we hope this podcast will do for parents, we start to chat about what future-proofing our kids looks like, without overwhelming us as parents and Graeme gives us some practical ideas on how we can approach parenting as Future Smart Parents.