How Children Succeed
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How Children Succeed  (English, Hardcover, Tough Paul)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Genre: Social Science
  • ISBN: 9780547564654, 9780547564654
  • Pages: 256
Description
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 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 stories--and the stories of the children they are trying to help--Tough 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. And with the help of these new strategies, as Tough's 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.
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  • Houghton Mifflin
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  • 24 mm
Height
  • 229 mm
Length
  • 152 mm
Weight
  • 504 gr
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5

A book which can make the world a better place !!!

In my opinion “How Children Succeed” is one of the most important of recent books and is a must read.
Using scientific research the book gives insights on how we can make every child a good citizen of the world. The book concludes that more than academics, the character is pivotal to success in life.
Character leads to both academic excellence and holistic success.
Important character attributes are – self control, managing emotions, delaying gratification, curiosity, conscientiousness, gr...
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Rohit Aggarwal

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Feb, 2013

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Just falls short of 5 stars.

Would like to rate it at 4.99 stars. A very sincere effort, quite thorough. Sorry, don't have the book near me so I could give a detailed review.

As titles of books are determined by publishers - let me just say here, that the real life experiments that are scrutinized here, comes from efforts of dedicated professionals at trying to give the marginalized and deprived children of the US a better start in education - in a very admirable way. A highly humanizing experience for me - was moved to...
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Subha Ray

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Nov, 2013

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Excellent Read

Must read for any one trying to understand, how character is built. Though, written in the context of US Household and Education system, still relevant for any one interested in reading about child development.
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Dec, 2013

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Terrific purchase

awesome book . presentation could be better
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Anshul Singal

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Worth every penny

Best product ever
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