How Children Succeed
Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of CharacterBook - 2012
The author argues that the qualities that matter most for success 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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2012
Branch Call Number: 372.21 TOU 2012
Characteristics: xxiv, 231 pages ; 24 cm