There is a lot of advice out there on how best to help our kids thrive, but after surveying the research, I believe that most parents are more worried than they need to be about their children’s grades, test scores and IQ. And what we don’t think about enough is how to help our children build their character — how to help them develop skills like perseverance, grit, optimism, conscientiousness, and self-control, which together arguably do more to determine success than S.A.T. scores or I.Q.
– Paul Tough
Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2012/09/05/why-grit-is-more-important-than-grades/#ixzz277Td7fOE
And hear Daniel Pink’s Office Hours interview with Peter Tough.