Share news of advances in science, technology, and other areas

Share with your children news of advances in science, technology, medicine and other areas, so they can see how the world is changing and the types of things that are likely to be different when they grow up.

  • Talk with your children about the likely impact of these advances
  • Be excited about change
  • Encourage your children to be open-minded about their future – they may end up working in jobs that have not yet been invented!

Tips:

Encourage problem-solving skills and open-mindedness

Make a habit of not answering your child’s questions directly – rather, help them to work out the answer for themselves or learn where to go for further information.

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Teach values to your children

Be specific about values like trust, honesty, integrity, respect, racism, generosity to those who are poor and kindness to those in need.