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Helping Children Succeed

What Works and Why
Paperback Book
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
August, 2018
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$20.99 CAD
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The good news is that attention is finally turning to the psychic and emotional qualities our students bring to the classroom. No one is better at chronicling this shift than Paul Tough.David Brooks, New York Times

From the New York Times bestselling author ofHow Children Succeed, an essential handbook of "informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school."Kirkus Reviews

InHow Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in childrens success.

Now, inHelping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in povertydo to childrens mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom,from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them taketo improve their chances for a positive future?

Tough once again encourages us to think in a brand new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed.

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