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How Children Succeed

Is It Possible To Raise Happy Kids In Affluence?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Research has found that privileged kids are, as a whole, more self-centered, depressed, and self-destructive. They're more narcissistic, but struggle to develop a sense of self. And yet, they excel, often quite notably, in academics, sports, and other pursuits. So what we have is a generation of paradox: Bright, talented, increasingly troubled children.

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Summer Camp

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

In an information age where some predictions say that knowledge will double every 12 months and soon every 12 hours, the skills that we need to develop in our children don't look like the skills we developed in school.

Putting the Brakes on Adolescent Impulse: The Age of Opportunity

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Adolescence begins with puberty and ends, ambiguously, with the makings of adult independence: marriage, financial self-sufficiency, employment.

Lessons Learned as an Educator

Paul Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Paul Singer

For nearly 35 years I have had the honor of serving as head of school at two private schools, one in Los Angeles, the other in Honolulu. My time as an educator has provided me with experiences and insights that I hadn't anticipated at the beginning of my career.

Why You Need Grit, and Then Some: The One Thing Standing in the Way of Your Success

Juliet Asante | Posted 12.06.2013 | Impact
Juliet Asante

I spent my week with How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough. I do think every parent should read this book. It was recommended to me by the principal of my daughter's school. I am definitely glad HE read it.

Jane Austen Weekly: Child Poverty in Mansfield Park

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Mansfield Park begins with a question that is still depressingly familiar. What can be done to help a disadvantaged child?

Why Obama Is Losing the Battle Against Poverty

John Thompson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
John Thompson

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWhy did President Obama ignore an overwhelming body of education research?

Paul Tough: The Obama Administration's Big Missed Opportunity

| Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. What if much of what we think we know about success is wrong? What if the metrics we use i...