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THE 8 TED TALKS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO WATCH

Mar 25, 2014

The 8 TED Talks Every Parent Needs to Watch

One of our favorite ways to start the day is with a piping hot cup of coffee and a thought-provoking TED talk. In case you’re not familiar with the group, TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas through projects and talks by a diverse group of inspired thinkers—people of all cultures, ages and disciplines. As you can probably guess, listening to these innovators share their ideas is a surefire way to jumpstart your day and get your creative juices flowing. The only downside is how easy it is to fall into a black hole of these addictive lectures.

With that said, we know you're too busy parenting to wade through the sea of over 1,600 TED-sanctioned speeches to find the ones you will most enjoy. No worries—we’ve done the scouting for you.

Click through the slideshow above for the eight TED talks every parent needs to see. From Robyn O’Brien’s revelatory speech on what kids today are actually eating to the Babble co-founders' playful exposé of the ultimate parenting taboos, you’ll relish every minute of these witty, inspiring, informative speeches. Full of helpful advice and fresh perspectives on one of the greatest challenges you’ll ever face, we can guarantee you’ll find yourself hitting “repeat” more than once. 

By Cordelia Tai

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