Parent and business leader Kathryn Campbell plans to incorporate diversity into how she raises her daughter, to promote empathy and being open to the views of others. "Empathy and being open to the views of others are important values for us as parents. We appreciate that...

Anne Boden MBE is the founder of Starling Bank. In an interview with Money Observer, she talks about the childhood influences that combined an interest in money with a focus on making good choices. “I learned from a very young age just how important [money] is...

Mike Bandar, co-founder of Turn Partners, explains how pursuing sports during his childhood taught him the meaning of commitment and discipline. “Throughout my whole childhood, my parents always ensured my brother and I had at least two active hobbies or sports. "We generally had one staple that...

Naomi Pryde, partner at DWF LLP, shares the childhood memories that had the most impact on her academic and professional career. “I was taught that I could be anything and do anything. I was taught to politely question everything and not to necessarily take ‘no’ for...

Amy Cheadle, founder of The Northern Dough Co, reflects on her experience encouraging her kids to overcome challenges by thinking creatively. “As a parent, I often challenge my kids with problem solving to encourage their creative thinking. I might share a simple task from my own day...

This is a passage from the book Originals: How Non-conformists Change the World, by Adam Grant with foreword by Sheryl Sandberg. The book debunks the myth that entrepreneurs are bigger risk takers than non entrepreneurs: "...

Michael Greenberg, from Call For Content, describes how his competitive family had an unintentional impact in his entrepreneurial upbringing. “My parents raised us with entrepreneurship deeply embedded, unintentionally. […] We had to earn our money growing up and were encouraged to run side hustles like shovelling...

James Daily, founding partner of Daily Law Group, learned from his parents that there was no problem he could not solve. "My parents taught me to be grateful and find the silver lining, even if you have nothing or are facing pain, loss, or failure. After...

Hayley Luckadoo, owner of Luckadoo Media, shares the words of wisdom she received from her mother. “I was always an ambitious child, but I would be terrified of anything not working out. I'd talk about the hundreds of ways something could go wrong and I'd plan...

You may have heard the Jim Rohn quote, "we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with", but you may not realise how early that becomes true. In the book Atomic Habits, author James Clear discusses the norms of cultures,...

Welcome to the Clever Tykes blog We blog about raising entrepreneurial kids. Topics include entrepreneurial and enterprise education, research and resources, news and inspiring stories. We share insights from parents and educators and fascinating anecdotes from the childhoods of successful entrepreneurs. To receive our blogs straight to...

After a long day at school and with so many distractions outside and around the house, homework isn't always the most appealing activity for children. Sometimes, getting children to do their homework promptly, to a good standard and in such a way that benefits their...

Children are now growing up in the age of technology, a world nothing like the one older generations (or any over the age of 20!) experienced during their childhood. There are heaps of apps, websites, games and videos for them to browse. This abundance of...

Resourcefulness is a highly desirable attribute, not just in education but in our careers and life, in general. It is certainly a trait that can be developed at home in children and will stand them in good stead moving forward. resourceful - adjective - having the...

Watching films together is a wonderful way to address any issues and problems that kids may be facing. There are a few that really stand out as delivering a clear, concise message that can help towards developing and maintaining positive mindsets. We're excited to share...

Comedian, actor, cartoonist and poet Phill Jupitus recently joined us to talk about his stand-up career, influences and achievements. Phill tells us about his journey from painting a steamroller to having two doctorates, despite never having gone to university. The former Buzzcocks team captain was interviewed by...

Give the gift of confidence, resourcefulness and positivity to pupils in a UK primary school of your choice. "Eva's attitude has changed since reading the Clever Tykes books. She has started putting a lot more effort into everything. Challenges no longer end in tears, Eva...

There are approximately 95,000 elementary schools in the USA. We're looking to raise just over $1 million to gift Clever Tykes storybooks and resources to every one of them. It was introductions from our awesome network of readers and supporters that helped secure the equivalent sponsorship in...

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, shares key moments from his childhood and career in our latest podcast episode  The former managing director of retail giant John Lewis was interviewed by Clever Tykes co-founder Jodie Cook as part of the Creating Useful People podcast series, which explores...

Findings from the Creating Useful People podcast. The Clever Tykes podcast, Creating Useful People, interviews super successful business people and creatives about the childhood influences that shaped their lives and careers. Having interviewed ten people so far, we’ve started to identify trends between them; trends that...