Improving early child development with words: Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald at TEDxAtlanta

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Creating bilingual minds | Naja Ferjan Ramirez | TEDxLjubljana

Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez is a researcher studying the brain processing of language in infants and young children. In her talk, she showcases the latest techniques to study the infant brain and explains why all babies have the full potential to learn two languages at the same time. She discusses the benefits of bilingual environments for language and brain development and describes what it takes to create bilingual minds. Dela na Inštitutu za učenje in možganske znanosti univerze Washington v Seattlu. Na univerzo Brown v Združenih državah, kjer je doštudirala nevroznanost, so jo v rani mladosti pripeljali odlični športni rezultati v teku na 400 in 800 m z ovirami. Doktorirala je iz lingvistike in kognitivnih znanosti na univerzi v Kaliforniji, v San Diegu. Kasneje jo je pot ponesla v Seattle. Tam danes dela in živi s svojo družino, v kateri se uspešno sporazumevajo v kar treh jezikih - slovenskem, španskem in agleškem. Trenutno raziskuje, kako elastični in dojemljivi za učenje tujega jezika so možgani otrok od rojstva do tretjega leta starosti. Najzanimivejše ugotovitve s tega področja bo 4. decembra v Cankarjevem domu delila z nami. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Responsible parenting: Create memories, not expectations | Austeja Landsbergiene | TEDxRiga

We all are familiar with expectations. Expectations laid on us once to succeed in life. And without noticing we transfer all these expectations on our children. But do high expectations help our children to succeed in life? Austeja Landsbergiene, Ph.D., CEO and founder of a private chain of pre-schools in Latvia and Lithuania is an educator and visionary who thinks that the most important thing that parents have to give their children is unconditional love and childhood memories filled with parent kindness. Austeja is confident that by creating memories, not expectations kids can flourish in their lives. Austeja Landsbergiene has been awarded by the President of Lithuania and the King of Sweden a Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the enhancement of Lithuania’s education system through implementing new concept of teaching and for being an inspiring role-model, showing of how passion and knowledge can be turned into a successful business. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Do the first 1000 days determine the rest of your life? | DeeDee Yates | TEDxWindhoek

Though not many of us know it, a whole lot hinges on our first 1 000 days. This time period is crucial as it affects areas such as physical growth, peer skills as well as emotional and social development. DeeDee Yates is a recognised world expert focusing on vulnerable children and families including those affected by HIV and AIDS. Starting in 1985, her passion for children brought her into the field of early childhood development. Her career started as the early childhood development coordinator for the Anglican Church in Namibia, supporting their twenty-five kindergartens in rural areas of northcentral Namibia as well as in Katutura. She also helped establish the Children’s Desk at the Council of Churches and acted as the coordinator from 1990 to 1996. After working for the Ford Foundation in Namibia, she became a full time consultant. She has done several studies on the quality of programmes for children in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda, and has several publications. She also has served to the Government of Namibia for several years as a Technical Advisor in Early Childhood Development. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Whose Fault When Children Disobey? | Kim Constable | TEDxStormont

All parents get angry at their children. But there are hugely more effective ways to discipline than anger. Kim Constable, radical unschooling mother of four, discusses how disciplining with anger actually has the opposite effect to the one you want. Kim Constable is a vegan eating, yoga teaching, online entrepreneur and unschooling advocate.  She believes that children deserve the same respect, freedom and rights as adults.  She teaches how arbitrary rules that we force upon children, are designed to meet the needs of the adult, not the child.  Kim and her husband Ryan exist in partnership with their children, allowing them to live in freedom.  Her kids do not attend school and do not participate in any kind of forced learning.  Instead they are free to pursue their passions as sources of learning, living life with joy and purpose. @deyogatox This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Why Moms Are Miserable | Sheryl Ziegler | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

Sheryl Ziegler, Doctor of Psychology, shares what mothers need in their lives in order to experience happiness and help prevent loneliness and depression. The power of social connection and friendships will be explored as a key component to a mother’s well being and quality of life. Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, is a Doctor of Psychology specializing in children and families who founded a group private practice over a decade ago in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of her practice, Dr. Ziegler has led thousands of face-to-face sessions focused on burnout in motherhood and its related issues, including anxiety, depression, and divorce. Dr. Ziegler is a familiar face on television, with appearances on both local and national news media outlets as the “go-to” family and parenting expert. In January 2018, Dr. Ziegler’s book, Mommy Burnout: How Addressing Yours Will Make You a Better Mother and Create a Better Life for Your Children (Dey Street Books) debuts. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is leveraging the simple practice of talking to babies and toddlers to nourish their brains and set them up for better performance in school and life.

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