How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character (Paperback)

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    “Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—People

    Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But inHow Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control.

    How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.

    “Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it’s a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall.”—New York Times

    “I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids.”—Slate

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    ISBN 9780544104402
    Genre EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 231
    Publisher Date 2013-07-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Mariner Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Tough, Paul
    Country of Origin United States

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