Spuneam într-un articol anterior că este important să ne informăm tot timpul pe teme privind creșterea și educația copiilor. Citesc articole și cărți, ascult podcast-uri, iar o altă sursă de informații și lecții frumoase sunt și faimoasele TED Talks. Le găsesc ușor, sunt gratuite, iar prezentările sunt scurte și captivante. Ca să nu mai spun că sunt ușor de integrat în programul meu foarte aglomerat, iar de obicei le ascult în timp ce gătesc sau fac curățenie.
Am făcut o selecție de 8 astfel de prezentări care mie, ca părinte, mi s-au părut utile și interesante, unele chiar foarte amuzante. Cele 8 TED Talk-uri acoperă subiecte diverse de la cum să creștem copii fericiți și de succes, la provocările vieții de părinte și pericolele la care ar trebui să îi expunem pe cei mici.
1. Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting
“Happiness in life comes from love, not love of work, love of humans: our spouse, our partner, our friends, our family. So childhood needs to teach our kids how to love, and they can’t love others if they don’t first love themselves, and they won’t love themselves if we can’t offer them unconditional love. And so, instead of being obsessed with grades and scores when our precious offspring come home from school, or we come home from work, we need to close our technology, put away our phones, and look them in the eye and let them see the joy that fills our faces when we see our child for the first time in a few hours.”
2. Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do
“Despite the provocative title, this presentation is really about safety, and about some simple things that we can do to raise our kids to be creative, confident and in control of the environment around them.”
3. Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar
“A child’s happiness is a very unfair burden to place on a parent. And happiness is an even more unfair burden to place on a kid.(…) I do think that in our desperate quest to create happy kids, we may be assuming the wrong moral burden. It strikes me as a better goal, and, dare I say, a more virtuous one, to focus on making productive kids and moral kids, and to simply hope that happiness will come to them by virtue of the good that they do and their accomplishments and the love that they feel from us.
4. Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
“We have to be careful now that we use this gift of imagination wisely. And the only way we’ll do it is by seeing our creative capacities for the richness they are and seeing our children for the hope that they are. And our task is to educate their whole being, so they can face this future. By the way — we may not see this future, but they will. And our job is to help them make something of it.”
5. Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection
“We immediately see in our program our girls’ fear of not getting it right, of not being perfect. Every Girls Who Code teacher tells me the same story. During the first week, when the girls are learning how to code, a student will call her over and she’ll say, “I don’t know what code to write.” The teacher will look at her screen, and she’ll see a blank text editor. If she didn’t know any better, she’d think that her student spent the past 20 minutes just staring at the screen. But if she presses undo a few times, she’ll see that her student wrote code and then deleted it. She tried, she came close, but she didn’t get it exactly right. Instead of showing the progress that she made, she’d rather show nothing at all. Perfection or bust.”
6. Bruce Feiler: The council of dads
“I have cancer. (…)A few days later, I woke with an idea of how I might give them that voice. I would reach out to six men from all parts of my life and ask them to be present in the passages of my daughters’ lives. “I believe my girls will have plenty of opportunities in their lives,” I wrote these men. “They’ll have loving families and welcoming homes, but they may not have me. They may not have their dad. Will you help be their dad?” And I said to myself I would call this group of men “the Council of Dads.”
6. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
Teaching and learning should bring joy. How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion? Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
7. Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve
“Just the words “yet” or “not yet,” we’re finding, give kids greater confidence, give them a path into the future that creates greater persistence. And we can actually change students’ mindsets. In one study, we taught them that every time they push out of their comfort zone to learn something new and difficult, the neurons in their brain can form new, stronger connections, and over time they can get smarter.”
8. Cameron Herold: Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs
“I think we have an obligation as parents and a society to start teaching our kids to fish instead of giving them the fish — the old parable: “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” If we can teach our kids to become entrepreneurial — the ones that show those traits to be — like we teach the ones who have science gifts to go on in science, what if we saw the ones who had entrepreneurial traits and taught them to be entrepreneurs? We could actually have all these kids spreading businesses instead of waiting for government handouts.”
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