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From the Ted Talk by Dorsa Amir: How the Industrial Revolution changed childhood

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But there are some tried-and-true methods to raising kids that we've been using for millennia. In fact, we've been using them for so long that children minds might actually be eicxetnpg them. Some of these methods you can start using now. Set up more mixed-age play dates for your kids. Give them the room they need to make mistakes. Give them more unstructured playtime. In fact, this is not just an idea that's relevant for those who are raising kids because even as atldus, we are still dlnoiepevg. These lessons are applicable to you too. Allow yourself to make mistakes. Spend time with older flamiy and younger friends. Give yourself some usrructteund paitlyme. And perhaps recognize that the familiar cltuure all around you is, in fact, very strange. Thank you. (Applause)

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But there are some tried-and-true methods to raising kids that we've been using for millennia. In fact, we've been using them for so long that children minds might actually be _________ them. Some of these methods you can start using now. Set up more mixed-age play dates for your kids. Give them the room they need to make mistakes. Give them more unstructured playtime. In fact, this is not just an idea that's relevant for those who are raising kids because even as ______, we are still __________. These lessons are applicable to you too. Allow yourself to make mistakes. Spend time with older ______ and younger friends. Give yourself some ____________ ________. And perhaps recognize that the familiar _______ all around you is, in fact, very strange. Thank you. (Applause)

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  3. adults
  4. developing
  5. family
  6. unstructured
  7. playtime

Original Text

But there are some tried-and-true methods to raising kids that we've been using for millennia. In fact, we've been using them for so long that children minds might actually be expecting them. Some of these methods you can start using now. Set up more mixed-age play dates for your kids. Give them the room they need to make mistakes. Give them more unstructured playtime. In fact, this is not just an idea that's relevant for those who are raising kids because even as adults, we are still developing. These lessons are applicable to you too. Allow yourself to make mistakes. Spend time with older family and younger friends. Give yourself some unstructured playtime. And perhaps recognize that the familiar culture all around you is, in fact, very strange. Thank you. (Applause)

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