Everyone wants to know the secret to raising amazing kids. Whether you want them to become the next great president, save the world, get straight A’s, or simply contribute to society, how to raise our children properly is a topic of much contention. So we decided to bring on NYT Bestselling author Paul Tough, to tell us exactly how we can help children succeed. In fact, his newest book is titled, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.
Paul’s previous bestselling book, How Children Succeed first introduced readers to the research that shows that character strengths like grit, perseverance, self-control, and optimism play a critical and often overlooked role in children’s success. However, in his newest book, Helping Children Succeed, Paul tries to provide actionable steps than can be undertaken at home and in the classroom to help kids build those previously identified positive character strengths.