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Parenting Advice: 5 Must Watch Ted Talks For Parents From All Walks of Life

by | May 2, 2019

Yes, there are some really engaging and useful talks you should be watching. Here’s a list of 5 must watch Ted Talks for parents. Don’t miss even one!

Originally coined in 1984 by Richard Saul Wurman, TED Talks are talks limited to 18 minutes or under on any subject that the speaker would like to share with the world. With the motto “Ideas worth spreading”, these talks can be on any and every subject spanning from politics to health to personal experiences to funny tales, there is a TED Talk niche out there for everyone.

5 Must Watch Ted Talks For Parents
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5 Must Watch Ted Talks For Parents

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5 Must Watch Ted Talks For Parents

The niche that I’m here to share with you today? The parenting niche. With many talks that are heartbreaking, funny, and inspirational, you can explore a world of ideas and experiences in the parenting niche. Here are the 5 best parenting TED Talks that all parents should watch.

3 things I learned from my intellectually disabled son- Emilie Weight

We all know that children can be just as much of teachers as parents can be. How did Weight’s mentally disabled son become her teacher in a special way?

For parents, happiness is a very high bar- Jennifer Senior

Jennifer Senior TED Talk
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5 Must Watch Ted Talks For Parents

How do happiness, parents, children, and society all fit together? How do we parent while keeping our mantra of wanting our kids to be happy in mind?

Specifically, I don’t think we know what parenting is supposed to be. Parent, as a verb, only entered common usage in 190. Our roles as mothers and father have changed. We are all now furiously improvising our way though a situation for which there is no script, and if you’re an amazing jazz musician, then improv is great, but for the rest of us, it can kind of feel like a crisis.

TED Talk/ Jennifer Senior

What it’s like to be a transgender dad- LB Hannahs

Take a look into the life of wha Hannahs dubs himself as- a “transparent”. How does being transgender affect (if at all) your experience of raising your children. How does the transgender experience affect your child’s mind?

Teach girls bravery, not perfection- Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani TED Talk
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How are we raising our girls compared to how we’re raising our boys? Take a dive into the effects of these microagressions.

Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. We’re taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s… In other words, we’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave.

TED Talk/ Reshma Saujani

Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school- Olympia Della Flora

What’s the secret to getting children to succeed in school and education? You’ll have to think outside of the box a bit.

Which of these Ted Talks have you already watched? Which of these would you like to? Let me know in the comments below.


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