Cover image of TED Talks Kids and Family
(334)

Rank #29 in Kids & Family category

Kids & Family

TED Talks Kids and Family

Updated 5 days ago

Rank #29 in Kids & Family category

Kids & Family
Read more

Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Read more

Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

iTunes Ratings

334 Ratings
Average Ratings
166
74
38
21
35

TED

By love you msp - Jun 07 2019
Read more
if i’m not feeling well or sum thing she puts on a ted talk like thisss

Cool 😎

By guyrosy - Feb 17 2019
Read more
The show is mined blowing 🤯 and cool 😎.

iTunes Ratings

334 Ratings
Average Ratings
166
74
38
21
35

TED

By love you msp - Jun 07 2019
Read more
if i’m not feeling well or sum thing she puts on a ted talk like thisss

Cool 😎

By guyrosy - Feb 17 2019
Read more
The show is mined blowing 🤯 and cool 😎.
Cover image of TED Talks Kids and Family

TED Talks Kids and Family

Updated 5 days ago

Read more

Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Rank #1: How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims

Podcast cover
Read more
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford 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.

Sep 13 2016

14mins

Play

Rank #2: 3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt

Podcast cover
Read more
We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about handing a tablet to a child while you make dinner, DeWitt envisions a future where we're excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exciting ways new technologies can actually help them grow, connect and learn.

Oct 12 2017

11mins

Play

Rank #3: For parents, happiness is a very high bar | Jennifer Senior

Podcast cover
Read more
The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming -- it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents -- to raise happy children -- is so elusive. In this honest talk, Senior offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

Apr 15 2014

18mins

Play

Rank #4: The nightmare videos of children's YouTube -- and what's wrong with the internet today | James Bridle

Podcast cover
Read more
Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising revenue. From "surprise egg" reveals and the "Finger Family Song" to algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations, these videos exploit and terrify young minds -- and they tell us something about where our increasingly data-driven world is headed. "We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them," Bridle says.

Jun 22 2018

16mins

Play

Rank #5: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain | Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Podcast cover
Read more
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically "teenage" behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

Sep 17 2012

14mins

Play

Rank #6: How does income affect childhood brain development? | Kimberly Noble

Podcast cover
Read more
Neuroscientist and pediatrician Kimberly Noble is leading the Baby's First Years study: the first-ever randomized study of how family income changes children's cognitive, emotional and brain development. She and a team of economists and policy experts are working together to find out: Can we help kids in poverty simply by giving families more money? "The brain is not destiny," Noble says. "And if a child's brain can be changed, then anything is possible."

Apr 02 2019

11mins

Play

Rank #7: The surprisingly logical minds of babies | Laura Schulz

Podcast cover
Read more
How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.

Jun 02 2015

20mins

Play

Rank #8: To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful | Shane Koyczan

Podcast cover
Read more
By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it's like to be young and ... different. "To This Day," his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.

Mar 08 2013

12mins

Play

Rank #9: The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali

Podcast cover
Read more
The global fertility rate, or the number of children per woman, has halved over the last 50 years. What will having fewer babies mean for the future of humanity? In this funny, eye-opening talk, journalist (and self-described exhausted dad) Wajahat Ali examines how the current trend could lead to unexpected problems -- and shares why he believes we need to make it easier for people to have babies. "For those who can and choose to, may you pass on this beautiful thing called life with kindness, generosity, decency and love," he says.

May 09 2019

13mins

Play

Rank #10: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell

Podcast cover
Read more
Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

Jan 16 2013

9mins

Play

Rank #11: We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it | Nora McInerny

Podcast cover
Read more
In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. "A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again," she says. "They're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."

Apr 09 2019

15mins

Play

Rank #12: How risk-taking changes a teenager's brain | Kashfia Rahman

Podcast cover
Read more
Why do teenagers sometimes make outrageous, risky choices? Do they suddenly become reckless, or are they just going through a natural phase? To find out, Kashfia Rahman -- winner of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (and a Harvard freshman) -- designed and conducted an experiment to test how high school students respond to and get used to risk, and how it changes their still-developing brains. What she discovered about risk and decision-making could change how we think about why teens do what they do.

Apr 11 2019

11mins

Play

Rank #13: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen | Takaharu Tezuka

Podcast cover
Read more
At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.

Apr 14 2015

9mins

Play

Rank #14: A new way to think about the transition to motherhood | Alexandra Sacks

Podcast cover
Read more
When a baby is born, so is a mother -- but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother -- and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.

Aug 30 2018

6mins

Play

Rank #15: How I beat stage fright | Joe Kowan

Podcast cover
Read more
Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.

Jan 24 2014

8mins

Play

Rank #16: How a penny made me feel like a millionaire | Tania Luna

Podcast cover
Read more
As a young child, Tania Luna left her home in post-Chernobyl Ukraine to take asylum in the US. And one day, on the floor of the New York homeless shelter where she and her family lived, she found a penny. She has never again felt so rich. A meditation on the bittersweet joys of childhood -- and how to hold them in mind.

Jul 26 2013

5mins

Play

Rank #17: Agile programming -- for your family | Bruce Feiler

Podcast cover
Read more
Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments.

Feb 25 2013

18mins

Play

Rank #18: Love letters to strangers | Hannah Brencher

Podcast cover
Read more
Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural -- she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.

Nov 14 2012

4mins

Play

Rank #19: Can you really tell if a kid is lying? | Kang Lee

Podcast cover
Read more
Are children poor liars? Do you think you can easily detect their lies? Developmental researcher Kang Lee studies what happens physiologically to children when they lie. They do it a lot, starting as young as two years old, and they're actually really good at it. Lee explains why we should celebrate when kids start to lie and presents new lie-detection technology that could someday reveal our hidden emotions.

May 13 2016

13mins

Play

Rank #20: The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins

Podcast cover
Read more
Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.

Sep 13 2013

8mins

Play