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"From the Ted Talk by Glen Henry: What I've learned about parenting as a stay-at-home dad"

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I have become an advocate for stay-at-home parents. Why? Because finally, I was siadntng in their shoes. Because when you're standing in someone else's shoes, you see the world from a different perspective. And when you start to take steps, it feels like baby steps, wobbling. But then they turn into stomps. And you start making fpittnroos for the next generation to walk in. See, we're walking on a certain path, as patrens. We're all in this together. No one can deny that family is one of the biggest foundations in anyone's life. And we're all wailnkg on this path, and we're plniulg these thickets out of the way, and these thorns, making it easier for the ones cmnoig after us. It truns out, parenting has a lot more to do with landscaping. And learning. More than teaching. And the best thing to do is to show up for class. Be present is what I learned as a stay-at-home dad. And let your presence be a gift.

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I have become an advocate for stay-at-home parents. Why? Because finally, I was ________ in their shoes. Because when you're standing in someone else's shoes, you see the world from a different perspective. And when you start to take steps, it feels like baby steps, wobbling. But then they turn into stomps. And you start making __________ for the next generation to walk in. See, we're walking on a certain path, as _______. We're all in this together. No one can deny that family is one of the biggest foundations in anyone's life. And we're all _______ on this path, and we're _______ these thickets out of the way, and these thorns, making it easier for the ones ______ after us. It _____ out, parenting has a lot more to do with landscaping. And learning. More than teaching. And the best thing to do is to show up for class. Be present is what I learned as a stay-at-home dad. And let your presence be a gift.

Solution

  1. parents
  2. coming
  3. standing
  4. footprints
  5. pulling
  6. turns
  7. walking

Original Text

I have become an advocate for stay-at-home parents. Why? Because finally, I was standing in their shoes. Because when you're standing in someone else's shoes, you see the world from a different perspective. And when you start to take steps, it feels like baby steps, wobbling. But then they turn into stomps. And you start making footprints for the next generation to walk in. See, we're walking on a certain path, as parents. We're all in this together. No one can deny that family is one of the biggest foundations in anyone's life. And we're all walking on this path, and we're pulling these thickets out of the way, and these thorns, making it easier for the ones coming after us. It turns out, parenting has a lot more to do with landscaping. And learning. More than teaching. And the best thing to do is to show up for class. Be present is what I learned as a stay-at-home dad. And let your presence be a gift.

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crying tears 3
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Important Words

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  22. parenting
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