Parenting advice from experts and storytellers.
The best TEDTalks for Moms who want the best for their children
I want the best for my daughter
I am constantly striving to create an environment of learning for my daughter. I feel heavy from time to time, with the worry and wonder of what I could be doing to set her up for the best opportunities, provide her inspiration, allow her to follow her passions, protect her from risk. I want parenting advice from experts and storytellers who have the same mission in mind: to create a better world for our children.
It’s terrifying, exhausting, exhilarating, and I am constantly questioning myself. As an educator, I gravitate toward learning for myself, researching and trying to gain knowledge from those who I look up to. I’m also strapped for time being a business running mama so I turn to video to learn more about what I feel I know nothing about – parenting.
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Using Video to Support My Parenting Role
Learning through video is meaningful (within reason – here’s an example) and I use it as a technique with my daughter when it’s thoughtful and applicable. The same applies for me and the place I go for meaningful content is TedTalks. I love TedTalks. This community has a vast collection of informative videos about almost every topic, in multiple languages, highlighting various cultures – it’s incredible.
Finding Meaningful Support in Parenting
No matter what I go to watch, or even listen to in the background, I find myself intrigued and amazed by the passion and impact of these experts. These are meaningful videos of people standing up and sharing what they know and what they love and you can hear it in the videos I’ve shared below.
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How TedTalks Provides Parenting Advice
These videos can appeal to everyone, anyone who has children and wants the very best for them. I wanted to share my favorite TedTalks that have opened my eyes up to parenting, to living my best life to show my daughter my worth and to continue to fight for a world my daughter deserves. I would love to hear what you think and if you have any other TedTalks that you love in the comments at the end of the post!
“TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.” – ted.com
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15 TEDTalks Every Parent Should Watch
My all time favourite Ted Talk and the core of why I do what I do (I’ve highlighted this before but it’s so worth noting again).
Preparing Our Children for the World We Created
Advice to Help You Be A Great Parent
Oh I love this one! This is a really funny talk that all comes down to a simple concept: being happy and how that leads us to success. What it really tells us is how damaged our current structure of education is in expecting everyone to be average, rather than lifting everyone up, especially our children.
Feeling That You’re Not Alone in Parenting
The real life aspects of parenting are overwhelming. Here is one Dad’s hilarious look at how it’s “not all fun and boogers… and how nursery rhymes suck”.
Educational Parenting Videos
Love love love playful learning and I talk about it so often (see here). And this video highlights how important play is in learning about science (which I also talk about here – and share some awesome science activities you can do with your kiddos). The boy beautifully presents his interest for technology and how play became passion.
Taking Away the Overwhelm From Parenting
This one is all about those risks we should let our children take and how we can set our children up to be confident (which I talk about here) and competent. When I first watched this, I realized how protective I am of my daughter and how I am potentially preventing her learning rather than protecting her.
I’ve written about the power of the media and the messages, both clear and those that are being sent to our children through those not so subtle messages. I find this terrifying. I think of the messages that were sent to me growing up, about how I was never quite enough. I think of the message for my daughter and how I want to teach her that she is more than her skin color, height, weight and the clothes she wears – more on that here. In this video a model tells of her honest experience with privilege.
Strong Female Inspiration
Where should our daughters be looking for role models in their everyday experience?
Raising Our Daughters to Be Themselves
What videos do you gravitate toward when you’re having a hard parenting moment? What do you like about video (or audio) when it comes to learning for yourself? I would love to hear about it below!
Squeals of laughter sneak into a hallway lined with pictures and stories of that month’s learning. The images portray the children enthralled in investigation; balancing blocks that test the edges of physics, creating art that is filled with colorful emotion, using...read more
Creating learning environments that meet everyone's needs. This morning I attended a presentation with the hilarious and engaging Marc Battle. Marc is a passionate educator who knows and understands the value and importance of the environment in which children play...read more
Lindsay Müller is a creating Mindful Music for Children and Other Humans - She shared her story here: Three years ago, I was a stressed out mom of two energetic toddlers. I felt like most of the words that came out of my mouth were: "Be careful!" "Don't do that!" ...read more
Social Skills from Storytelling I love my job. I genuinely love what I do. I get to work with educators who are changing lives every day. I get to watch the magic happen in between wiped noses and zipped zippers. That magic spot where a child feels fully heard and...read more
Why do we need to have this conversation? What is the importance of a wonder-filled environment?! Watch this incredible video from Education Inspire Change - where they so creatively depict a problem that I believe we are facing.There are so many beautiful...read more
WHAT IS A BEAUTIFUL THINGS BOX? I've had quite a few readers reach out - asking about something I mention quite often. I walk you through a Beautiful Things Box that we are currently using and what we have inside - to learn more about why I love these and why they...read more