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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 How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, 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 storiesand the stories of the children they are trying to helpTough traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents doand do notprepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty.
Early adversity, scientists have come to understand, not only affects the conditions of childrens lives, it can also alter the physical development of their brains. But innovative thinkers around the country are now using this knowledge to help children overcome the constraints of poverty. With the right support, as Toughs extraordinary reporting makes clear, children who grow up in the most painful circumstances can go on to achieve amazing things.
This provocative and profoundly hopeful book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, and how we construct our social safety net. It will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.
- File Size : 2918 KB
- Publication Date : September 4, 2012
- Publisher : Mariner Books; Reprint Edition (September 4, 2012)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 261 pages
- ASIN : B0070ZLZ1G
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #42,316 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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