5. TED Talk by Kris Prochaska: How To Get Your Kids To Listen and Engage
Engagement is the key. In the TED Talk, Kris Prochaska discusses how we can change the way we talk with our kids and bring them more into the conversation.
Formerly a psychotherapist, Kris tells us her real-life experience about how giving mindless answers to children gets no results and doesn’t benefit anyone. She explains why having a good, reasonable conversation with a child can benefit their performance. Children need our guidance, but she insists on seeing our kids as equals and engaging them in our conversation to make them listen to us.
Check out the video here: How To Get Your Kids To Listen and Engage
6. TED Talk by Bruce Feiler: Agile programming–for your family
“Research backs this up: Children who plan their own goals, set weekly schedules, and evaluate their own work build up their frontal cortex and take more control over their lives,” suggests Bruce Feiler, author of The Secrets of Happy Families.
Feiler introduces family practices that encourage flexibility, and accountability. You can significantly improve the quality of family life and increase happiness by introducing agile programming so that everyone gets constant feedback and stays accountable for their actions. Enlist your children in their own upbringing, giving them guidance for independence.
Check out the video here: Agile programming–for your family
7. TED Talk by Roberto D’Angelo & Francesca Fedeli: In Our Baby’s Illness, A Life Lesson
This TED Talk is a must-watch for those parents who are going through their child’s health issues. In this talk In a moving talk, the co-founders of FightTheStroke.org show how they changed their lives to help Mario make progress. The most difficult phase in a parent’s life is when their child is going through some physical or mental difficulties. This talk is a great inspiration about acceptance and how important is to make your child happy rather than fix him/her.
CONSIDER WHAT YOU HAVE AS A GIFT AND WHAT YOU ARE MISSING AS AN OPPORTUNITY
Check out the video here: In Our Baby’s Illness, A Life Lesson
8. TED Talk by Katherine Wintsch: Unmasking Motherhood
But, that’s the way dragons work. They convince you that nobody wants to hear your busted-up sob story and that it’s best to just shut your mouth, put your big girl pants on, and solve your damn problems yourself. — Katherine Wintsch
Katherine Wintsch, the founder of the consultancy the Mom Complex, advises major corporations on what mothers really need in order to create better products and services that make mother’s lives easier. Katherine shares how she learned to let go of people-pleasing and mommy guilt, and instead got curious, learned to love herself, and designed a life that fulfills her. She insists every mom “slay like a mother and overcome self-doubt”.
Check out the video here: Unmasking Motherhood
Are you feeling sad? There’s a TED Talk for that. Feeling uninspired? There is plenty to motivate you. Feeling parenting is a tough cookie? Here are the tips and tricks on how to overcome this challenging phase. Let us know which one of the TED Talks for parents was your favorite.