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How children succeed: grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character

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A foremost New Yorker and New York Times journalist reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail – and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.
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display_description 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 in this book the author argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. The book 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, the author traces the links between childhood stress and life success. 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 help children growing up in poverty. Early adversity, scientists have come to understand, can not only affect the conditions of children's lives, it can alter the physical development of their brains as well. But now educators and doctors around the country are using that knowledge to develop innovative interventions that allow children to overcome the constraints of poverty. And with the help of these new strategies, as the author's reporting makes clear, children who grow up in the most painful circumstances can go on to achieve amazing things. This book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, how we construct our social safety net and also to change our understanding of childhood itself.
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table_of_contents How to fail (and how not to) -- How to build character -- How to think -- How to succeed -- A better path.
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title How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
title_display How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
title_full How Children Succeed Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character / Paul Tough, How children succeed [electronic resource] : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character / Paul Tough, How children succeed [sound recording] : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character / Paul Tough
title_short How children succeed :
title_sort how children succeed grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
title_sub grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
topic Education, Nonfiction, Psychology
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