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Tinkering School Founder Gever Tulley says that when kids are given sharp tools and matches, their imaginations take off and they become better problem-solvers. Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. Poet Lemn Sissay, who was raised by the state, talks about the empty space where his family should have been. Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.

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