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    How Children Succeed (Arrow Books) (Paperback) By (author) Paul Tough

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    DescriptionWhy character, confidence, and curiosity are more important to your child's success than academic results. The New York Times bestseller. For all fans of Oliver James or Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys, Raising Girls, and The Complete Secrets of Happy Children. In a world where academic success can seem all-important in deciding our children's success in adult life, Paul Tough sees things very differently. Instead of fixating on grades and exams, he argues that we, as parents, should be paying more attention to our children's characters. Inner resilience, a sense of curiosity, the hidden power of confidence - these are the most important things we can teach our children, because it is these qualities that will enable them to live happy, fulfilled and successful lives. In this personal, thought-provoking and timely book, Paul Tough offers a clarion call to parents who are seeking to unlock their child's true potential - and ensure they really succeed.


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    Title
    How Children Succeed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Tough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 188 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099588757
    ISBN 10: 0099588757
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC E4L: CHI
    BIC subject category V2: JMC, JNA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27210
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BISAC V2.8: EDU023000
    DC22: 372.210973
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000, EDU034000, PSY004000, SOC047000
    Libri: KIND0424
    DC23: 305.231
    Thema V1.0: JNF, JNA, VFV, JMC, JNLA
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    30 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Tough is a contributing writer to New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics, including cover stories on character education, the achievement gap, the post-Katrina school system in New Orleans, the 'No Child Left Behind' policy and charter schools. He has also been a contributor to This American Life, as part of which he reported on the Harlem Children Zone's 'Baby College', an 8-week program where young parents learn how to help their children become successful. His book about the Harlem's Children Zone is called Whatever It Takes. He lives in New York with his wife and his young son.
    Review quote
    "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 "Every parent should read this book - and every policymaker, too." -- Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit "A timely and essential message ... a brilliantly readable account of the growing evidence that inner resources count more than any amount of extra teaching support or after-school programmes when it comes to overcoming education disadvantage" Independent "Absorbing and important." New York Times