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.
- Paul Tough's articles about education, childhood and character have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. He's the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. His new book is called How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.
- "The Wonderful Star's Walk Is Wonderful," "Angel Flavor's Present," and "You Are Smart" from Minna Daisuki Katamari Damacy - O.S.T.