Raising Kids Who Can Thrive Amid Chaos in Their Careers by Sue Shelenbarger in the June 10, 2009 Wall Street Journal speaks to the important issue of preparing children for a future where the world of work, the economy, and the American Dream are much different than they are today.

The key takeaways recommended for a 21st century college education?

Adaptability.  Making logical choices when confronted with many options. These skills can help young adults avoid being incapacitated by change.

Exploration. Workers who enjoy learning and discovering new pursuits will likely fare best.

Entrepreneurialism. Taking initiative and risks to put new ideas into play.