Best Ted Talks Every Parent Should Watch


Best Ted Talks Every Parent Should Watch

10 Best Ted Talks For Parents

When I have some free time (usually when I clean or cook dinner), I love to watch some interesting online videos, or listen to amazing podcasts.

When I have some more time, I watch Ted Talks, so I wanted to share my favorite parenting Ted Talks with you.

Watch different stories and experiences of ordinary people and experts about all the challenges of raising kids. Some stories will inspire you, other will educate you. Maybe you have different views about education or parenting or disagree with some of these best Ted talks about parenting – feel free to write your opinion in our comments.

1. How School Kills Creativity

When we’re talking about best Ted talks about parenting, we have to mention Ken Robinson. He is really passionate about creativity and how we need to change our education system. You may disagree, but he has a point.

2. Every Kid Needs a Champion

A story from Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years. She talks about how students need to connect with their teachers on a real and personal level.

3. What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking – and I can’t agree more. I work with ideas and I think the children are perfect ‘ideas machines’. We can learn so much from them!

4. To This Day … for the bullied and beautiful

This one really touched my heart. To all different kids out there: stay strong – poet Shane Koyczan will amaze you with his spoken-word poem about bullying.

5. 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

We are often overprotective and sometimes that is not bad – but a little danger is sometimes good, and Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, will explain why.

6. It’s time for “The Talk”

Any kind of ‘big talk‘ with our little ones is hard – but we have to do it. Listen to comedian Julia Sweeney!

7. The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

I am in love with this kindergarten and had to share this with you. This is the world’s cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka.

8. Let’s talk parenting taboos publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman expose 4 taboos that parents never admit. It’s honest and funny and definitely deserved to be in my best ted talks list.

9. Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs

Cameron Herold has a great point here. In his amazing talk, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps future entrepreneurs flourish.

10. Play is more than just fun

Dr. Stuart Brown is talking about importance of playing! Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults! Who can fight that?

I love watching Ted talks and I try to watch at least one every day. It doesn’t take much of my time but it often makes me inspired. If you didn’t watch any of these amazing talks, you have to watch it now!

And if you watch Ted talks, share with me if you have your list of best Ted talks? I would love to find some new videos that I didn’t watch yet!

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  • Reply T Austin July 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Great ideas! I absolutely love Sir Ken Robinson! I have pinned this for later!

  • Reply Natasha July 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Pinned, tweeted, and scheduled to share! I love watching Ted Talks and I can’t wait to check these out! Thanks! Found you at MeetUp Mondays Link up.

  • Reply Jules Ruud July 28, 2015 at 3:30 am

    THANK YOU. I love TED talks. I have bookmarked this and can’t wait to watch them all. Always so encouraging and thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing at #mommymeetupmondays.

  • Reply Michele Morin July 28, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    This is a great resource! I love TED talks, and am always looking for info that will help my parenting and homeschooling! Blessings!

  • Reply Melissa French, The More With Less Mom July 28, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Wow this a comprehensive list, I have to watch more of these. Thanks for posting. Hello from Motivation Monday.

  • Reply casey July 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    We love TED talks! What a great list! That Stuart Brown one is great. We have a link up and a giveaway on the blog if you’d like to share a post!

  • Reply Nicole Keener July 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I love TED talks, I actually love everything TED related. I Will have to spend some time listening to all of these.

  • Reply Joann Woolley July 30, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Ted Talks are the best! Thank you for compiling these picks here. I have pinned it to my Parenting board so I can refer to it and watch them over the next week or so.

  • Reply Mudpie Fridays July 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Love this – I have watched the first one, but none of the others…can feel some midnight viewing coming on – thanks for sharing xx #kidscorner

  • Reply Rebecca Ray July 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I have watched a couple of these, but not all. Thanks! I’ll have to check the others out 🙂

  • Reply Leanne | The Transplanted Southerner July 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    I love TED talks, thanks for sharing these – I hadn’t seen them 🙂

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  • Reply Brandyn August 3, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Such wonderful videos! Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

  • Reply Apri J Harris August 3, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    TED talks can be so helpful! Thank you for sharing this excellent compilation of parenting advice with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  • Reply Everything Mummy August 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks for linking up to #kidscorner i will have to check some of these out!

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    Wow so many to watch! Will have to bookmark this for later when the kids are in bed! Thanks for sharing in #KidsCorner x

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