11. Living Beyond Limits
This is one of my favorite growth mindset Ted talks for kids about the power of imagination.
Amy Purdy believes that no matter how many problems we face in life, we should never stop believing in our dreams. The key is to face our fears head-on and overcome all our limitations. She says we can’t control what happens to us, but we can always make our life beautiful by making good choices. Living her life passionately after traumatically losing both her legs at the age of 19 is truly inspiring.
Currently, she is a top-ranked adaptive female snowboarder in the world. And also helping people with physical challenges get involved with various action sports through her organization ‘Adaptive Action Sports’. Young minds with fears and insecurities have got to take valuable life lessons from this video. Nothing can stop you from being successful if only you try hard.
Watch this Ted Talk with your kids and ask them what do they want to do to leave a positive impact on the world or how they plan to overcome challenges in their path. And get ready for an interesting conversation.
Most kids fumble and hesitate when it comes to presentations on stage in front of a large audience or face-to-face conversations. Increasing addiction to social media makes it easier to text people and chat online but leads to poor verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Celeste Headlee, who is a radio host shares conversation tips in her Ted Talk. She encourages people to go out, talk to people, listen to people, be honest, keep clarity, and be prepared to be amazed. Kids must be encouraged to develop interpersonal skills from the early years. The video compels us to think about what Celeste asked –
“Is there any 21st Century skill more important than being able to sustain coherent, confident conversation?”
13. The Boost Students Need to Overcome Obstacles
Here’s another motivating, growth mindset video by sociologist Anindya Kundu who shares stories about young students who have overcome personal, social, and institutional challenges.
His talk is focused on inequality and race in education and he says that sometimes students need more than just grit to succeed in school. Parents must watch this inspiring video with their younger and older children to teach valuable life lessons.
14. The Power of Introverts
Introverts always face some challenges in social settings and seem to have fewer benefits than extroverts. But, Susan Cain passionately argues that this notion is incorrect and one needs to change one’s perspective. Though we are born and bought up in a society that is programmed to cherish and celebrate extrovertedness, one needs to realize that introvertedness has its own benefits.
She says that introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world and such people must be celebrated. Parents must show this Ted Talk to their kids who are introverts and encourage them not to be shameful and never let anyone change their beautiful traits.
Social entrepreneur Liz power talks about opportunity and job lifting in her Ted Talk. She believes people should focus on their talents rather than circumstances. Seeing people struggling for jobs motivated her to start a non-profit movement “Artlifting” that helps struggling artists to create their own work and sell.
This is one of the best Ted Talks for kids, and this powerful presentation empowers children to translate their talents into opportunities for growth.
Bullying is a major challenge for most kids and students across the world and is considered a global issue as per the UNESCO report. While most of us perceive bullying as a dangerous thing, Hannah Nodskov explains in her Ted talk about how being bullied can be beneficial.
She was bullied mercilessly in school but that didn’t stop her from becoming a popular fashion designer in New York. No matter how painful it was Hannah passionately worked towards her goals and chased her dreams even in adverse situations. You must watch this motivating video with your kid to empower them to not bully others, stop being a victim, and fight against bullying with a positive spirit.