5 Inspiring TED talks for parents who need a dose of inspiration

5 Inspiring TED talks for parents who need a dose of inspiration

We all need a little boost of confidence once in a while.

We've all been there.

Even though we love our kids and are grateful that they came into our lives there are times when we're too exhausted to find inspiration.

It's natural to be stuck in a rut or to have moments when we're not 100% confident in our parenting ability, but what matters is picking ourselves up and keeping at it, growing and learning alongside our kids.

Though our support system of family and friends are there to cheer us on, we can also find the internet to be a treasure trove of inspiration.

Here are five powerful TED talks that every parent should watch when they're craving a boost of reassurance.

For Parents, Happiness is a Very High Bar

Unhappiness is not your kids fault, but even so, happiness should not be the goal. Author of New York Times Bestseller 'All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting", Jennifer Senior makes her case for why raising happy children is a struggle for many parents these days.

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5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

Founder of the Tinkering school, a maker camp for kids, Genver Tulley he is a firm believer in allowing kids to explore and experience even if they “come back bruised, scraped, and bloody".

He established the Tinkering school by a simple method of research: “Borrow[ing] friends’ children".

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What Adults Can Learn From Kids

At the tender age of 12, Adora Svitak is an author, speaker, and literacy advocate. Penning an Amazon-bestselling writing reference for kids , she takes the TED stage to shed light on how adults can stop being childish.

Next page: Nobel peace prize winner Malala's dad delivers a rousing talk on being an 'all-world father

My Daughter, Malala

The rousing, powerful talk by Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, sheds light on the right to education of boys and girls in the developing world.

The fight, for which his daughter Malala inspired the world with her courage, goes on.

 

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Love, No Matter What

Writer Andrew Solomon takes all the best wisdom he's picked up from interviewing dozens of parents and delivers a quietly powerful talk. Where do you draw the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance when raising a child you don't fully understand?

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