Best TED Talks For Moms
Being a mom isn’t easy. Some days you wonder if you are screwing it all up, worry that your kids aren’t going to make it as successful humans, that it’s somehow all your fault. For those days when you’re struggling, you need a dose of inspiration. Here are some of the best TED Talks for moms, for those times when you need to know you’re not alone.
For Parents, Happiness Is A Very High Bar – Jennifer Senior
“All I want is for my children to be happy”, the one mantra that no parent every questions. But at what cost? Why is parenthood causing such high anxiety and crisis in this day and age? Jennifer Senior shares some suggestions for better, more achievable goals for parents. I particularly love the idea that we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves as parents.
Let’s Talk Parenting Taboos – Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman
Another talk that busts open the ideals of parenting and brings us back to reality in a humorous exchange between husband and wife, creators of the parenting website, Babble. Love, loneliness, miscarriage and happiness, things that we should be talking about instead of hiding.
How To Raise Successful Kids – Without Over-Parenting – Julie Lythcott-Haims
This talk really gets to the core, that we are falling into the trap of overdoing it, and destroying our kids in the process. Too much stress on getting our kids involved in more and more activities, too much pressure on them to do better. All we really need to do is love them, unconditionally.
How To Get Better At The Things You Care About – Eduardo Briceno
When we spend all our time focused on performing, raising our kids, keeping these tiny humans alive. But we also need to balance it with learning how to be a better parent. Reflecting on what we are doing right, and what we can do better. Eduardo gives suggestions on how we can do just that.
5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do – Gever Tully
Are you beating yourself up because your kids got into something dangerous? Letting our kids try, and fail, at things is the way they learn about the world. Our tendency to over-protect is actually hindering our children from experiencing new things! Playing with fire, a pocketknife, and other “dangerous” things actually helps kids learn and grow. Encouragement to let your child explore!
Remember To Say Thank You – Laura Trice
Maybe you need someone to notice all the work you do as a mom. Maybe it’s as simple as asking for someone to say thank you. And saying thank you in return. What a profound change we could cause in the world if we all did this.
I hope you enjoy these inspiring TED Talks for moms. You really are doing a better job than you give yourself credit for! Thank you for showing up and keeping those tiny humans alive. You’ve got this, mama!
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