Xielo Cora's Mother's Day Play List. TEDX Talks Pick of the Week.

"#Mothers have so many roles: #nurturer, #provider, #disciplinarian, #confidant, #mentor, #friend, #protector. These incredible talks demonstrate all of the above," 📷 TedX

  1. "18:11JENNIFER SENIOR For parents, happiness is a very high barThe 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, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

  2. 19:48SHERRY TURKLEConnected, but alone?As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

  3. 9:54AICHA EL-WAFI + PHYLLIS RODRIGUEZThe mothers who found forgiveness, friendshipPhyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another.

  4. 12:29MICHELLE OBAMAA passionate, personal case for educationSpeaking to an audience of students, US First Lady Michelle Obama reminds each one to take their education seriously — and never take it for granted. This new, brilliant generation, she tells us, is the one that could close the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be.

  5. 16:46ANNIE MURPHY PAULWhat we learn before we're bornPop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

  6. 8:43HAWA ABDI + DEQO MOHAMEDMother and daughter doctor-heroesThey've been called the "saints of Somalia." Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughter Deqo Mohamed discuss their medical clinic in Somalia, where — in the face of civil war and open oppression of women — they've built a hospital, a school and a community of peace.

  7. 18:53NANCY FRATESMeet the mom who started the Ice Bucket ChallengeRemember the Ice Bucket Challenge craze this summer? Meet the mom who started it all. When Nancy Frates's son Pete hurt his wrist in a baseball game, he got an unexpected diagnosis: it wasn’t a broken bone, it was ALS, and there is no cure. In this inspiring talk, Nancy tells the story of what happened next.

  8. 14:58SHERYL SANDBERGWhy we have too few women leadersFacebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite. " TEDX

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