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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 in How 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...
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