Parenting = Biggest job of your life.
2. Practice the tools located in Basic tools begin here.
3. Take a deep breath, add self-compassion and positive self talk...
and view these 14 videos
This podcast offers strategies for falling apart, staying connected + kind, and giving ourselves permission to feel hard things. March 27, 2020 Podcast title: Brené on Comparative Suffering, the 50/50 Myth, and Settling the Ball
Bruce Feiler is the author of "The Secrets of Happy Families,"offers thisTed Talk about Agile programming -- for your family | 18 minute 2013
"How come dumb things I do seem so smart while I'm doing them?" Dennis The Menace
Hopefully all parents and educators know by now that teenage brains share some of the same the brain circuitry as toddlers. Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor helps us all understand the adolescent brain in this Ted Talk “Keep them alive til 25!”| 17 minute 2013
Rethinking anxiety: Learning to face fear. Yup, you saw this video in the anxiety video section of this website. I placed it again in this section as well because parents don't always know how to help children overcome anxiety, face fears and transform worry into wisdom. Dawn Huebner | 2015 TEDx 18 min
Have you just wished that your child is happy? That is a lot of pressure... no one is happy all the time! Jennifer Senior: Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? 2016 (18 min)
Anger, Compassion: What It Means To Be Strong | Russell Kolts | 2015 TEDxOlympia (13 min)
We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward.
2016 TedTalk 13 minute video
Mother daughter relationships are complicated. I tell mothers who struggle with their relationships with their daughters-- remember that your daughter will be ok, I know this, because I have met her mother.
Sarah Kay's 4 min. Tedx 2012 poetry says it best.
Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children.Ted.com 2006 (20 min)
Video # 12 Cleo Wade reads her NYT Best Selling children's book What The Road Said
A delightful book about overcoming fear of the unknown by becoming a leader in your journey through life. Published 2021 6 min video
Video #13 "For some reason, says educator Al Vernacchio, the metaphors for talking about sex in the US all come from baseball -- scoring, getting to first base, etc. The problem is, this frames sex as a competition, with a winner and a loser. Instead, he suggests a new metaphor, one that's more about shared pleasure, discussion and agreement, fulfillment and enjoyment. Let's talk about ... pizza!" TedX 2013 (8 min)
Video #14 Love, no matter what
"What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents -- asking them: What's the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance?" TedTalk 2013 (24 min.)