Confessions of a Modern Parent
"The kids don't stand a chance": Are our kids facing the bleakest outlook ever?
Jul 9, 2020 · 48 min
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So much has happened in a relatively short period of time. Since the financial crash of 2007/08, Politics and Economics have been at the centre of our lives. From blanket austerity to a widening gap between the richest and the poorest, our communities and prosperity have paid a heavy toll. And in more recent times, the rise of the political far right, Brexit, Trump, Boris and now a worldwide pandemic which has brought about the makings of a Global recession and perhaps the worst economic collapse for over three hundred years. These are truly unique times and it is no wonder we all feel lost for answers. But where are our kids in all this? A whole generation who have been sold the narrative of economic prosperity in return for working hard at school are discovering that life may not be as straightforward for them. How will young people navigate a job market with little or no opportunities, a lack of training and climate of increasing taxes, high rents, unobtainable house prices. And what will this employment gap mean for the rest of us? Will be be able to retire, or will be be bridging the gap until we kick the bucket? Hear this and much more in this episode of Confessions Of A Modern Parent. And they take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles. If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley @nadiasawalha Insta @nadiasawalhaandfamily @mark_adderley
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