There were plenty of stories to inspire me on the Parenting for the Future front this week, including several about Esther Wojcicki, who I met at the NYC launch of her highly anticipated book: “How to Raise Successful People.” A lifelong educator, trailblazer and fearless boundary-pusher, who also happened to raise a doctor and two CEOs, I will take Esther’s advice on parenting any day. Also inspiring is the work of three other trailblazing educators leveraging the language of the future to level the playing field. After taping an episode on Climate Change, I am inspired to do more – at home, at school, at work – to combat this existential threat to the next generation – our children.
Here are my picks for the top parenting for the future stories this week:
Esther Wojcicki talks about her parenting approach and how she raised her three daughters to become the great successes they are today.
Digital Pioneers Academy, Code.org and K12 Inc. – leveraging technology to reach and teach all our children, even those our current models have failed.
How one mom found her voice through her voiceless son, and now helps other moms cope with raising their kids on the autism spectrum.
Gentle parenting — not to be confused with ‘attachment parenting’ — is an alternative parenting style which focuses on treating kids as equals with empathy, respect, and understanding.
Breaking down the meaning of this widely-used hashtag.
Four ways to help your kids look after themselves tomorrow.
You may be putting your privacy — and that of your child’s — at risk by giving them a smartwatch.
According to a new study by Merrill conducted in partnership with Age Wave, the new definition of adulthood is financial independence — something young adults are saying is harder to achieve today than finding a job, owning a home, or starting a family.
Money is becoming intangible. New apps are teaching kids to save and manage money digitally, setting them up for financial independence in the future.
The effects of climate change could be more far reaching than anyone knows — even affecting kids’ education by keeping them out of school.
Many Kids Aren’t Taught About Climate Change In School, New Poll Finds, But Most Parents Want Them To Be
A new poll published by NPR shows kids are not being taught lessons about climate change in school despite parents’ wishes.