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Summary: How Children Succeed ...in 30 Minutes - A Concise Summary of Paul Tough's Bestselling Book Paperback – November 29, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Garamond Press (November 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1623150566
  • ISBN-13: 978-1623150563
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Designed for those whose desire to learn exceeds the time they have available, 30 Minute Expert Series enables readers to rapidly understand the important ideas behind critically acclaimed books.

With a condensed format, readers can quickly and easily become experts ...in 30 minutes.

Customer Reviews

It clearly outlines the main points of the book in a clear and concise manner.
Kayla
Today, authors like Paul Tough help us understand the true path to a successful child.
Bret Thurman
How Children Succeed...in 30 minutes is literally a must read book for all parents.
C. Wooley

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lance McCold on January 20, 2013
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The summary is accurate and quite good. However, you don't get much more than the bottom line. What you don't get is the reasoning and science behind the conclusions. Why should we believe Mr. Tough's conclusions without the science or thoughts that lead to those conclusions?

I bought this summary because I read "How Children Succeed" and wanted to share it with our school board. With nine members I was looking at about $150. I thought the summary might be an economical way to get the information to them. Having read it, I don't think it will do the job; the information that was left out is necessary to understanding and believing the conclusions.

One Amazon reviewer wrote, "This book didn't really help me much with thoughts about raising my own child. We aren't impoverished and my son hasn't had stress or trauma." His response is very reasonable for someone who has only read the summary. If he had read the book instead, he would have realized that the issue Tough was most interested in was to educate children from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, the reviewer would have also found relevant information in the discussion of how important grit is to the children of well off families and how to build it. For one thing, he would have learned that stress and overcoming failure is essential to learning grit.

In conclusion, this book is nicely done and well written, but it is not an adequate replacement for reading Mr. Tough's book. Save the seven dollars the summary costs and apply it to the purchase of the book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mad on November 30, 2012
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The full version of this book seemed daunting and scientific, but this summary version gets to the point and was something I could swallow easily in one afternoon. I've always thought that young kids will forget bad experiences they had as a child, but boy was I wrong. In this book, the author argues that early childhood experiences can negatively affect a child's character and overall well being, way after they've overcome and perhaps forgotten about those memories. I found it interesting that he argues a high IQ doesn't necessarily equal a successful child - I know many people today think the smart kids will be successful no matter what - but every child needs strong character building to be successful in society, regardless of intelligence. This book also provides the tools to intervene and "save" a child from being unsuccessful. Not only is this applicable to the children we teach, but it certainly aids in understanding peers and other adults as well. If you're a parent, health professional, or anyone who deals with kids on a daily basis, this book is for you. It made me think twice about the way I treat my own children, as well as those others I encounter every day.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kayla on December 5, 2012
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The summary of How Children Succeed. . . In 30 Minutes a great quick read. It clearly outlines the main points of the book in a clear and concise manner. After reading the summary, I have a strong understanding of how childhood conditions will impact future success. Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, examines the importance of IQ scores versus the impact of character development to gauge academic success, i.e. college graduation. This summary highlights Tough's research which reveals character traits and character development throughout childhood can positively impact future success. While not all children are academically inclined, most are able to sharpen character traits such as grit, perseverance, and will power which all contribute to future success. This research appeals to a wide variety of audiences such as parents, teachers, and mentors of children. Everyone can benefit from a quick read through this summary.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Texasleap on December 20, 2012
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This book is a nice alternative to the full version--more suitable for adults with busy lifestyles! Chapters are poignant and organized-- each chapter also has a helpful overview at the end to help the information stick!

Tough walks the reader through a neuroscientific approach to childhood development. He correlates a child's experiences during infancy with how this affects his or her chances of success later in life. The author has done his research and the book is full of insightful and credible data.
He then presents the art of character building and how to go about implementing such character traits. I really like how Tough focuses on the aspects of the child's life that he or she can change! This basic yet profound approach is very empowering for parents and children alike. His methods of character building and implementation do not require the family to have any sort of wealth or privilege. Thus this book is suitable for every parent regardless of financial class! In fact, he stresses that children from more affluent households often lack true grit because they haven't had to overcome the obstacles of their impoverished counterparts. It is motivating as a parent of two children to read a book that places value on what qualities a child can learn to possess, rather than focus on material possessions the child should acquire or situations that are beyond families control. I feel today's society views stress as an entirely negative and unacceptable concept. Therefore the underlying issues that cause stress are never dealt with and in the case of a child, their problems are all too often overlooked. Tough dives right into these issues and reinforces the cognitive need to learn how to become flexible and meet stress head-on. Tough's overall viewpoint is an incredibly keen one.
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