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How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

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A Practical Guide To Achieving Better Outcomes In Academe

  • Jun 6, 2013
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How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
is an interesting book on how to
instill good life long habits at
an early age. Tough believes that
behavioral traits are solid predictors
of performance over time.
 
For instance, persistence and delayed
gratification are key elements which
are needed for children to navigate
the academic regimen to arrive at good
career choices.
 
Tough believes that there are no shortcuts
to success in raising children. Resiliance,
resourcefulness and true grit are important
conditions precedent to success.
 
These traits measure a child's ability to cope
with failure, develop alternative strategies 
and arrive at alternate solution sets to life's
continuing challenges. The book points out that
conscientiousness is a good predictor for 
desired outcomes like graduating college.
 
Tough points out that it's the bodily reaction
to stress rather than the stress itself that
is most problematric for many people. In
addition, mental contrasts or pictures are
important to articulate choices among a
plethora of alternatives.
 
The author explains that education opens doors
for people by developing the IQ to the fullest
potential. In practice, elements of the IQ
are enhanced by continued hard work at solving
unstructured problems and discussing issues with
multi-dimensional implications and possibilities.
 
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough is an important
educational resource on child development which
every parent and educator should read. Educators
need to read this book carefully because academic
success has a considerable behavioral component
which transcends what teachers teach in classrooms.How Children Succeed by Paul Tough is an interesting book on how to instill good life long habits at an early age. Tough believes that behavioral traits are solid predictors of performance over time.
 
For instance, persistence and delayed gratification are key elements which are needed for children to navigate the academic regimen to arrive at good career choices.
 
Tough believes that there are no shortcuts to success in raising children. Resilience, resourcefulness and true grit are important conditions precedent to success.
 
These traits measure a child's ability to cope with failure, develop alternative strategies and arrive at alternate solution sets to life's continuing challenges. The book points out that conscientiousness is a good predictor for desired outcomes like graduating college.
 
Tough points out that it's the bodily reaction to stress rather than the stress itself that is most problematic for many people. In addition, mental contrasts or pictures are important to articulate choices among a plethora of alternatives.
 
The author explains that education opens doors for people by developing the IQ to the fullest potential. In practice, elements of the IQ are enhanced by continued hard work at solving unstructured problems and discussing issues with multi-dimensional implications and possibilities.
 
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough is an important educational resource on child development which every parent and educator should read. Educators need to read this book carefully because academic success has a considerable behavioral component which transcends what teachers teach in classrooms.
 
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A Practical Guide To Achieving Better Outcomes In Academe

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June 06, 2013
children need all our support for growth and development
June 07, 2013
I agree. They also need all of the above.
 
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