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5 TED Talks Every New Mom Should Watch

5 TED Talks Every New Mom Should Watch

5 TED Talks that every new mom should check out. The perfect way to resolve to be happier, healthier and overall a better Mom this year.

5 TED Talks Every New Mom Should Watch

5 TED Talks Every New Mom Should Watch

Parenting can be stressful, tiresome and downright overwhelming- there’s just so much to do! From running errands and making sure there are healthy meals on your plates to striking a work-life balance and bringing up a little human into a beautiful, confident individual, all of it can leave you burned out and worried if you’re doing it right.

So here’s some help your way. Watch these TED talks the next chance you get- they may not entirely take out the stress off your parenting responsibilities, but you’ll definitely feel more relaxed and have a better approach towards it all.

For Parents, Happiness is a Very High Bar

This TED talk by Jennifer Senior is a must watch for all millennial parents, simply because it dissects one of the most important aspects of modern parenting- micromanagement. Parents who tend to manage and handle every aspect of their children’s lives are actually leaving their children exhausted and overburdened. This talk stresses on how teaching kids about being passionate, loving, kind and driven towards their goals is a more sensible parenting approach and help children find their own path and accomplish their goals in a less stressful environment.

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds is a TED talk by Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child. She talks about how the world needs more of all kinds of people and sheds light on how minds with autism think differently and are able to solve problems and tasks in ways that other people tend to miss.

How to Raise Successful Kids Without Overparenting

As the title suggests, this talk speaks about overparenting- also sometimes known as helicopter parenting. Finish watching this and you’ll have a different outlook on raising your kids, and you’ll probably also be able to give them more control and realize that there’s no checklist that your kid has to stick to.

The Power of Believing that you Can Improve

If helping your child find the motivation and drive to succeed is what you’re looking to know more about, The Power of Believing that you Can Improve is a TED talk you definitely shouldn’t miss. With the help of the results from many compelling pieces of research, Carol Dweck emphasizes on how motivation has a very profound impact on a child’s achievements and his opinion about himself and his abilities can influence his growth mindset in more ways than one and can help him navigate through difficult tasks laid out in front of him.

Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance

Last but definitely not the least, this one’s a must-watch for everyone out there. In this TED talk, Angela Duckworth explains how grit works better than natural talent does when it comes to being successful. She focuses on passion, practice, purpose, and hope as some of the most important ingredients for the recipe of success.

4 comments found

  1. As parents, we need all the support and resources that we need. This is the first time I heard about TED talks but these are really good insights. So far, I have only watched Jennifer Senior’s talk and can’t wait to watch the rest. Thank you for sharing about these.

  2. My parents were really strict with us so when it was time for me to be a parent, I was the total opposite. I gave my kids “freedom with responsibility.” Thankfully, that worked. I am now a proud parent of three college graduates. Two of whom are now successfully employed, and the youngest one is enrolled in a training class for cruise liner employment.

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