TED talks that will get you and your child talking

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Watching TED talks with your family can be a great way to discuss and connect.  There seems to be a TED talk for nearly every subject, but where to begin?  Here are three TED talks to watch with your child that will get you talking!

Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

In this TED talk, psychologist Carol Dweck discusses the power of a “growth mindset” over a fixed mindset, and how believing one is capable of growth can make all the difference.  It’s a great TED talk to spark discussion on what your family members’ mindsets are and which mindset will be most useful to achieving in school and in life. Read more HERE.

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit.

What quality leads people to success?  For psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth, it all comes down to grit – the quality of perseverance and tenacity.  This is a great TED talk to watch with your child and discuss whether they know people with grit, whether they have grit, and how they can improve their success by developing grit.
Read more HERE.

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy has spent years studying body language.  In this TED talk she gives tips and tricks to how to use your body language to be a more confident, successful person. She also shows how certain poses can bring stress levels down (perfect for before a speech or an interview!). It’s a great TED talk to watch with your child and see what yours and their body language is saying. Read more HERE.

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February 20, 2016
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