How Children Succeed

Sep 5, 2012

The journalist Paul Tough says that for decades, we’ve educated our kids under the assumption that their success depends on how much information they can cram into their brains. But in recent years, new research is demonstrating that what matters most in a child’s development are qualities like persistence, grit and curiosity. In a word: character. Tough joins Doug on Thursday to talk about this new way of thinking and its implications for how we raise our children.