Thriving in the 21st Century: Preparing Our Children for the New Economic Reality

Author: Barbara Frank     Cardamom Publishers: 2011

ISBN: 978-0974218175    LCCN: 2011904728

Perfect-bound     6.14” x 9.21”    410 pages     $15.95

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Thriving in the 21st Century

Thriving in the 21st


How Can You Prepare Your Children For

The New EconomIC Reality?

Today’s children will reach adulthood in an economic environment unlike anything the world has ever seen. The 21st century global economy is powered by an increasing rate of technological change as well as growing foreign competition; both are contributing to the high U.S. unemployment rate and stagnating American wages. How can we as parents prepare our children for success in this growing maelstrom that many are now calling “the new normal”?

In Thriving in the 21st Century, Barbara Frank demonstrates that we must move beyond the common wisdom of the 20th century that emphasized a college diploma and lifelong employment with a large company as the only way to success. Instead, we need to set our children on a new path, one that will help them not just survive, but thrive in the 21st century.

In Thriving in the 21st Century, you’ll learn:

·          The Seven Strengths your child will need to prosper in the 21st century, why they’re needed and how you can develop them in your children

·          The most efficient (and increasingly popular) way to give your child those Seven Strengths

·          Why public education has failed to prepare our children for the 21st century

·          How we can help our children become the lifelong learners needed in a rapidly changing global economy

·          The surprising truth about today’s colleges and universities

·          How economic change is affecting a variety of career areas, and which of them are projected to grow dramatically in the coming years.

This book is packed with ideas and resources for raising our children to become adults who respond proactively when faced with economic challenges, and who can prosper during times of great change. We can help our children reach young adulthood ready and able to tackle the future with all its challenges. And that, of course, is the key: we must prepare our children for the future…not the past.


Barbara Frank is the author of several books about education and personal finance, and the mother of four thriving young adults.

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