For Dads, For Mums

The 9 *Soul-Stirring* Ted Talks Every Parent/Parent-To-Be Needs To Watch

19/05/2017
best tead talks on pregnancy, parenting

These Ted Talks cover everything that you need to know – from pregnancy to parenting. Some even going as far as questioning your parenting styles – for GOOD. It’s a must-watch list for learning, dwelling and understanding a little more.

#1
The Lies We Tell Pregnant Women

In this video Sofia Jawed-Wessel, a  sex researcher talks about sex during pregnancy. She explains that when we tell Pregnant Women It’s always okay to be safe than sorry when it comes to fulfilling their sexual pleasures, we are unknowingly implying that their sexual needs do not matter.

#2
Taking Back Your Pregnancy Rights

Renee Coover is an employment law practitioner with extensive experience in employment harassment, discrimination, breach of contract matter etc. In this video, she talks about the ongoing prejudice among pregnant women and working moms who still constantly bears the brunt of bias against them at the workplace.

#3
What Babies Learn Before They Are Born

Babies start learning while they are still in the womb – something which is true, says Annie Murphy, a scientist, and author of the book “Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives.” She did much of her research while she was, herself, pregnant and bases her arguments on the research and studies she has done and read.

#4
Postpartum Depression

Lisa Abramson talks about Postpartum depression – something extremely normal and extremely common. India experiences about 10 million cases of Postpartum depression each year with most of them left untreated. Lisa urges us to move past the stigma and talk more about mental health. Dealing with mental health issues is extremely common and can happen to anyone around you.

Dealing and getting help for Postpartum Depression is essential for both the mother and her newborn baby.

#5
What We Don’t Know About Mother’s Milk

Science knows more about tomatoes than mother’s milk. Yes, SHOCKING but TRUE. Katie Hinde points out that Breastmilk provides so many short term and long term benefits to both the mother and her baby. But still, there is much less help and research for when it comes to breastmilk production and breastmilk benefits. She points out that just because ‘Breastfeeding is evolutionary doesn’t mean it comes off easily too’ and urges for more institutional support and research for new Moms.

#6
What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Adora Svitak is a child prodigy who talks about that the adult-child relationship should be reciprocative instead of just being one-way. Instead of forging meaning of childish as írrational thinking, adults should be willing to learn from children as much as they want to teach.

#7
Can You Really Tell If a Kid Is Lying? 

Kang Lee is a developmental researcher who talks about why lying isn’t as bad as parents think it is. Children start to lie when they are as young as 2 years of age. Good Lying is a mixture of mind-reading and self-control, the two traits common between good liars and also people who function well in societies.

#8 
For Parents, Happiness is A Very High Bar 

Jennifer Senior in her TED talks pit out questions on why Parenthood has suddenly become such a crisis when the humans have been doing it for such a long time without any guide. She says that Parenting has now become a burden and this needs to be changed.

#9
How To Raise Successful Kids – Without Over-Parenting

By providing your child with a checklist of things you want for them isn’t actually helping. You are overburdening them with what you think is right without taking their views in opinion.  With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford, Julie Lythcott-Haims makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

Which one was the most favorite of yours ? Tell us what inspired you the most in the Comments Section below:

 

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