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

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Hardcover: 231 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (September 4, 2012) ISBN-13:978-0547564654 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.1 inches


"I wish I could take this compact, powerful, clear-eyed, beautifully written book and put it in the hands of every parent, teacher and politician. At its core is a notion that is electrifying in its originality and its optimism: that character — not cognition — is central to success, and that character can be taught. How Children Succeed will change the way you think about children. But more than that: it will fill you with a sense of what could be."
—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here

"Nurturing successful kids doesn’t have to be a game of chance. There are powerful new ideas out there on how best to equip children to thrive, innovations that have transformed schools, homes, and lives. Paul Tough has scoured the science and met the people who are challenging what we thought we knew about childhood and success. And now he has written the instruction manual. Every parent should read this book – and every policymaker, too."
— Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

"Well-written and bursting with ideas, this will be essential reading for anyone who cares about childhood in America."
Kirkus Reviews, starred

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