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How Children Succeed

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Hour 2:           Are perseverance, optimism, and self-control just as important as intelligence in determining a child’s success? We’ll talk this hour with journalist Paul Tough, whose new book is “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012).

  • Kaye Cooper

    thank you for this interview. encouraging character in the basic structure of schools will be a giant step forward. i bought the book for my kindle and am eager to read.

  • Joshua Brant Merrell

    I’m planning to research science and practice medicine someday. Sometimes I treat that plan like my little secret because everyone knows high school dropouts don’t become doctors! I can’t help smiling when I hear someone like Paul here has done the research to look past the public misconception :)

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