Helping Children Succeed

Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544935314
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In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s 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—from parents and teachers to policy makers and philanthropists—take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a brand new way about the challenges of childhood. Rather than trying to “teach” skills like grit and self-control, he argues, we should focus instead on creating the kinds of environments, both at home and at school, in which those qualities are most likely to flourish. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, Tough provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed.

How Children Succeed

Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054756466X
Size: 39.73 MB
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“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—People Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself. “Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it’s a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall.”—New York Times “I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids.”—Slate

Healthy Children Healthy Minds

Author: Marcel Lebrun
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1610489276
Size: 79.41 MB
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Healthy Children, Healthy Minds: Helping Children Succeed NOW for a Brighter Future is an excellent resource for educators, parents, and anyone who is interested in and committed to fostering healthy patterns of behavior, thinking, and lifestyle choices in children. This book provides strategies on how to keep the brain and mind healthy, address challenges to brain and mind health, such as mental illness and substance abuse, and concrete strategies for building a healthy brain and mind.

Math Coach

Author: Wayne A. Wickelgren
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425179833
Size: 35.16 MB
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From counting to algebra, it all adds up when parents use this easy math guide to help their kids make the grade.

Quiet Kids

Author: Christine Fonseca
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618211552
Size: 16.38 MB
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Being an introverted child is difficult, especially in an ever-increasingly noisy world. Often viewed as aloof, unmotivated or conceited, introverted children are deeply misunderstood by parents, educators and even their peers. That's where Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World comes in. Designed to provide parents with a blueprint for not only understanding the nature of introversion, Quiet Kids provides specific strategies to teach their children how to thrive in a world that may not understand them. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses real-world examples and stories from introverts and parents to show parents and educators how to help children develop resiliency and enhance the positive qualities of being an introvert. With specific strategies to address academic performance, bullying, and resiliency, Quiet Kids is a must read for anyone wishing to enhance the lives of introverted children.

Mexican Roots American Schools

Author: Robert Crosnoe
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804755238
Size: 45.59 MB
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Improving the educational success of the children of Mexican immigrants is crucial to the future prospects of these children as well as to the American population at large. This book documents how various aspects of these children's lives help or hinder their learning in elementary school.

Teaching The Restless

Author: Chris Mercogliano
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807032466
Size: 15.34 MB
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Teaching the Restless is a Beacon Press publication.

Keto Kid

Author: Deborah Snyder
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458765490
Size: 77.52 MB
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For many children with epilepsy, the only reliable way to control seizures is the ketogenic diet: a mathematically calculated, doctor-supervised plan that strictly limits both calories and liquid intake. Keto Kid: Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet is a practical guide that enables families to successfully master this nutritional therapy, while making the experience as pleasant as possible for both parent and child. Written by Deborah Snyder, a family physician and mother of a four-year-old ''keto-kid,'' the book provides compassionate advice for parents transitioning to a lifestyle where one extra bite of food can have serious repercussions on a child's health. This unique book gives readers the facts about the day-to-day management of the diet, while communicating the emotional struggle encountered by children who must learn self-control at a very young age. This book provides parents with: Recipes for keto-friendly meals and tips for saving time and making limited menus more interesting; Strategies for managing food-oriented occasions like holidays and parties; Advice for dealing with the emotional loss of a child's favorite foods; A day-by-day account of life on the ketogenic diet, in diary form Keto Kid: Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet is an indispensable resource for families embarking on this challenging, but effective, medical treatment.

Going To School

Author: Sharon L. Ramey
Publisher: Goddard PressInc
ISBN:
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Discusses such topics as making friends, building good work habits, and monitoring quality education

Whatever It Takes

Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547247960
Size: 78.67 MB
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A portrait of African-American activist Geoffrey Canada describes his radical approach to eliminating inner-city poverty, one that proposes to transform the lives of poor children by changing their schools, their families, and their neighborhoods at the same time.