As obsessed with all things parenting challenges that I am, the other day when I was holed up with limited eyesight thanks to a toddler inflicted injury, I thought what better way to spend my actual, real proper sick day than listening to a bunch of TED talks on parenting. If you are constantly trying to work out why parenting has become the all-important, convoluted struggle it has become these days, here are four TED talks every parent needs to watch.
Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar
Constantly wondering why parenthood has become so confounding and anxiety inducing? Why it feels like you are constantly in the throws of a crisis? I never really had the answer until watching this TED talk by Jennifer Senior, contributing editor at the New York Magazine. Watch it and you will too:
Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman: It’s time to explode the 4 taboos of parenting
Feel like being parents has been falsely advertised? That what you were expecting as a parent and what you were getting where two very different things? Phew! You’re not the only ones. The founders of parenting website Babble Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman explode the four taboos of parenting here….
Shefali Tsabary: Conscious Parenting
But then on the flip side, if you ever needed confirmation and reminding that being the best parent you can be was is the thing that we should all strive for watch this talk by clinical psychologist Shefali Tsabary. Warning: please only watch this one if you are willing to have a big wake up call about being a parent!
Alyson Schafer: Honey I wrecked the kids!
Feel like you’re in a constant power struggle with your kids? Alyson Schafer, psychotherapist and one of Canada’s leading parenting experts will help you realise why…
Watch more TED talks on parenting here.