Nurturing Soft Skills by Peace E. Ani – Blog Tour

A huge thanks to Peace E. Ani and Literally PR for a copy of this book in retunr for an honest and unbiased review.

Synopsis

Peace E. Ani shares a practical guide for developing leadership and financial literacy skills in children.


The speed of change, advances in technology and communication mediums means we are required to be more nimble in order to adapt to the rapidly evolving competitive landscape. Research by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and McKinsey (Management consultancy) highlights the increasing importance of soft skills, setting out the critical skills that will be required from the future workforce. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly challenging for parents to equip their children with the qualities to be resilient to face life’s challenges and flourish.
Nurturing Soft Skills introduces the COACH framework to help parents nurture Confident, Outgoing, Articulate,Creative and Happier children, who feel empowered to try new things and believe they can always bounce back if success is not immediate.
This book is about creating a caring and supportive environment for nurturing such qualities, laying solid
foundations during a child’s most formative years, developing enquiring minds with the ability to problem-solve, the motivation to excel, and for lasting happy childhood memories.

My Thoughts

As a parent and a teacher it’s becoming more obvious that whilst we are pushing children forward with increasing curriculum demands, as a society we are not confidently, or effectively nurturing the skills needed for them to become resilient, happy individuals with a strong sense of self and the ability to problem solve independently.  More and more children are becoming very dependent on adults to ‘rescue’ them in the face of challenges and struggle to bounce back from failures or to regulate their emotions. 

Nurturing soft skills is a refreshing, and simple approach to enhancing those skills in children from a young age and helping them to develop a much more confident, resilient and happier approach to life and effective leadership skills.  Soft skills are the key to developing the attributes needed for a successful career and life and they need to be taught from an early age.

Peace E. Ani uses 5 key skills to teach the attributes that will lay solid foundations using the acronym COACH; Confident, outgoing, articulate, creative and happy.  The guide is so easy to follow and digest.  It is not patronising or judgemental as some books of a similar nature can be.  It provides common sense strategies and ideas that are easy to put into practise and will be of great benefit.

This is a great book for any parent of practitioner to read and use.  We owe our children the best start in life so we can support them moving forward successfully and confidently into adulthood. I’m looking forward to putting these ideas into practise with my own children and the children I work with.

Author Bio – Peace E. Ani

Peace E. Ani has over sixteen years of professional experience within leading global financial services institutions.
As the co-founder of Child Prodigy ® she has spent over 12 years researching child cognitive and leadership development. Her COACH framework has proved effective for developing critical soft skills according to feedback from parents from workshops and from personal experience. Peace has a passion for inspiring young minds to maximize their potential and is regularly called upon to give keynote speeches and talks at schools and large organisations.

Peace says, “This guide helps like-minded parents identify and develop the soft skills that their child/children will need to succeed. It covers useful information on how to encourage confident, happy, healthy, charismatic and creative children and it will also appeal to teachers and future employers looking to help such rounded qualities in children early on.”

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