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How Children Succeed

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough
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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

These blinks explore the reasons why some people struggle in school and later on in life, and why others thrive and prosper. Using scientific studies and data from real schools, the blinks dive into the hidden factors that affect the success of children.

  • Anyone who is or is going to become a parent, grandparent or godparent
  • Anyone who works with children, especially teachers and coaches
  • Anyone who wants to develop oft-neglected skills that are just as important as cognitive skills to their future success

Paul Tough is a Canadian-American author. His previous publications include Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America.


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