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Child in Mind

Is character a key factor in a child’s success?

Excerpted from the Child in Mind blog on

I had the privilege of speaking with Paul Tough on the very day that his new book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character’’ was released. I am thrilled that his book is receiving the attention it is. In presenting his thesis that character, rather than cognitive skill, is the key to success, he brings some very important research to the forefront of public discussion.

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