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    Description"Drop the flashcards--grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call."--"People" 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 more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, 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 reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people's lives. 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 improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself. "Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it's a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall."--"New York Times" "I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids."--"Slate"

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    How Children Succeed
    Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Tough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 231
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9780544104402
    ISBN 10: 0544104404

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17210
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    DC21: 372.210973
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    B&T Approval Code: A11242000, A37423500
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU051000
    LC classification: LB1139.25 .T68 2013
    Edition statement
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
    Publication date
    02 July 2013
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