Episodes
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.  We spoke about the massive rise in transgender and nonbinary teens, and touched on how the world got here. I think what I loved the most from this conversation is the way Christy helps us parents think about this topic. She doesn’t...
Published 11/15/22
Episode Summary: Today I spoke with Dr Beulah van der Westhuizen, who is a specialist in neuro-development, education and the founder of EduExcellence.  In this episode, we discussed the education system, and where traditional schooling stems from and how it functions. The institutionalisation of schooling first appeared during the Industrial Revolution, when children needed to be somewhere while their parents were working in factories. School became a place to train children for their future...
Published 07/22/22
Published 07/22/22
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. Emotions are so important in our lives! They inform so much about who we are and how we interact with others. And so it’s vitally important that we, as parents, are actively engaging...
Published 05/02/22
In today’s episode, I talked with my colleagues, and fathers themselves, Buhle Dlamini, global speaker and expert on why Diversity and Inclusion are essential in business, and Graeme Codrington, an expert on the Future of Work and author of the book “Future Proof Your Child” For this episode, we turned the focus away from business and onto our children. We discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion in schools and our education system. Learning about diversity, and having it...
Published 04/08/22
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 haven'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 also spoke about...
Published 03/10/22
Episode Summary:  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.  We need to break away from the...
Published 02/27/22
Discover a way of learning, backed by science and research, that is learner-centred and focuses on self-determined, purpose-inspired and personal learning. In this episode I speak with Bryan Gibson, who is the Research and Design Lead for the learning innovation elements at Learnlife. Learnlife is leading the education revolution aiming to empower learners, educators, and governments worldwide to take on a fresh approach to learning. Today we chatted about what learning can look like in...
Published 01/06/22
In this episode I spoke with Paul Bushell, who is a psychologist, author and regular commentator on meaningful living, as well as parenting and career development in a constantly changing world. He has written a book called Raising Kids which was brilliant! And his new book Raising Mindful Kids focuses on mindfulness practices that you can bring into your family’s connection time.  We also speak about how it’s important to be patient and non-judgemental in your mindfulness practice....
Published 12/13/21
Jude Foulston is joined by Josh Ramsay from Be in Touch  - a digital wellness consultancy and they discuss how families, parents, teachers, and schools can improve their digital interaction and capitalize on the limitless potential of the online world in a safe and productive manner using principles and tools to improve our digital life together.  Josh highlights some common and obvious problems where parents hand over devices without limit causing detrimental long-term harm to our kids...
Published 11/30/21
“But more than half of all the people I know in their 30’s, their 40’s, their 50’s, half of all the parents are not doing what they formally studied to do.”  This week Jude Foulston and Graeme Codrington discuss the future of skills at work. Challenging parents and teachers to a paradigm shift in their young learner’s educational journey apart from the traditional, narrow path to a university academic career and toward practical, usable and a range of skills relevant to every organization...
Published 11/15/21
Welcome to episode 8 where I chat with Kim Day about the work that the school she teachers at is doing, and has been doing for decades, to provide a child-centered holistic system of education - and why adapting our current educational system is so critical, as well as totally doable, for the 21st Century. We chat about how we can make education relevant for the 21st century, about how we let children craft their own learning pathway, and no, we're not talking about homeschooling here, we're...
Published 08/07/21
In this episode we chat with educational psychologist, speaker and author Naomi Holdt  about how we can help our children, and ourselves, to recover from trauma. This episode is especially relevant for families who have experienced trauma in KZN this month and who are struggling to settle back into life after the unrest we experienced throughout the province.  Full show notes over at www.futuresmartparent.com Graeme is a Dad to 3 daughters, co-author of Future Proof your Child for the 2020s...
Published 07/21/21
In this episode, I ask Graeme Codrington what he thinks schools should be doing to best prepare learners for their journey after school. 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... Full show notes over at www.futuresmartparent.com Graeme is a Dad to 3 daughters,...
Published 07/07/21
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. Tamryn is the creator of the ‘differently community, podcast and school’ teaching people around the world to live on their own terms using outsourcing, automation, and passive income. Resources mentioned: Scream free parenting bookFree gift for Future Smart Parent listeners: The 8-step...
Published 06/23/21
Do you ever think about the number of transitions we go through in a lifetime, and how learning how to be more comfortable with change is actually a skill that can be developed and learnt as we keep adapting in these disruptive times. And then if you think we, as parents, need to be comfortable with change, consider your kids and of the exponential amount of change that they will go through, in comparison to our own lives.  In this episode we speak with Keith Coats on why he believes...
Published 06/09/21
I invited Graeme Codrington back today as there were some questions I wanted to ask him last week that we just didn’t get to. So in today’s 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...
Published 06/01/21
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. FUTURE SMART PARENT FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/futuresmartparent FUTURE SMART PARENT INSTAGRAM:...
Published 05/25/21
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.  I believe there’s a whole set of skills that our kids aren’t being taught which will be critical for them to develop in order  to thrive in the future and I believe it’s up to us, as parents, to help them develop these skills.  The Future Smart Parent...
Published 05/19/21
The Future Smart Parent podcast explores stories of parents who are parenting a little differently, yet intentionally, for a changing world. This first episode shares some of our plans and goals for the Future Smart Parent podcast and introduces 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...
Published 05/19/21