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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.
“Paul Tough’s excellent new book ... rises to the top of the parenting book pile for its deep exploration of failure and the ways in which it builds character in our kids.”—Judy Bolton-Fasman, Huffington Post