Who is Parenting 2.0?
Parenting 2.0 is an international consciousness movement that promotes a more egalitarian, compassionate and proactive Life Skills educational process. What a small group of individuals achieved for academics in the 20th century, Parenting 2.0 is achieving for Life Skills in the 21st century.
What are Life Skills?
Parenting 2.0 defines Life Skills as:
Skills every human being learns. Examples include emotional, financial and environmental literacy. The question is not “Will you learn Life Skills?”, simply “How Well?”
Who are your Life Skills Educators?
Currently, parents typically provide the bulk of Life Skills education – parents rarely formally educated in critical Life Skills themselves. Barring personal crisis, few individuals further their education after reaching adulthood. Parenting 2.0 advocates a paradigm shift, where Life Skills receive the same respect routinely afforded academics, sports and music.
What is the Life Skills Report Card?
The Life Skills Report Card is a communication tool similar in concept to academic report cards. Categories include:
- Personal Care
- Respect for Self and Others
P20 Talks: The World’s Only Professional Conference for Life Skills Educators
In 2012, Parenting 2.0 began hosting the world’s only professional conferences for Life Skills Educators – P20 Talks. P20 Talks alternates international conferences in even years with regional events in odd years. P20 Talks 2012 was held in San Diego, California, P20 Talks 2014 in Dublin, Ireland., and P20 Talks 2016 Goa, India. P20 Talks 2018 was in Sydney Australia.
The Global Presence
Parenting 2.0’s community service arm is called The Global Presence. Registered in the US as a charitable, 501(c)3 educational organization, the anchoring event for Global Presence advocacy is Thrive Thursdays.
The Global Presence also recognizes the work of Life Skills pioneers in cities around the world with the honorary designation of Ambassador and bestows an annual Global Presence Humanitarian Award upon individuals/organizations that have made magnanimous contributions in the Life Skills arena.
Parenting 2.0 LinkedIn
Life Skills Educators began rallying around the Parenting 2.0 mission on LinkedIn in 2009. Today, Parenting 2.0 is LinkedIn’s top-ranked parenting group, unifying over 8,500 Life Skills Educators in more than 100 countries.