HuffPo on Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed”

Huffington Post writer Judy Bolton-Fassman says she is usually skeptical about parenting books, but this one is different. “How Children Succeed: An Interview with Paul Tough”, Judy Bolton-Fasman, Huffington Post, September 21, 2012.

Paul Tough, in How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, talked to KIPP co-founder David Levin about character.

He has a new vision for character and it’s quite scientific in that he’s trying to figure out which character strengths make a difference in a kid’s success. And at the root of his research and thinking is the assertion that character is . . . a set of qualities that [enables] kids to change themselves and qualities that parents and teachers can instill.

Tough believes that character is malleable. Teachers and parents can make a difference, for poor kids and for rich kids. Bolton-Fassman finds that encouraging, and so do I.

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4 Responses to HuffPo on Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed”

  1. colleenpence says:

    I find this encouraging too, Inga. Anything I can do to help develop strong character in my kids is appreciated. And I love the notion that people (and kids) can change, given the right guidance.

  2. Great post Inga! I hear so many compliments about KIPP. They are really on to something.

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