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Sep
30

Character is so hard to measure though

And also so difficult to lead when found in large numbers.

Too many children, he says, lead coddled sub-urban lives, shielded from adversity, and knocked sideways when they have to confront real problems in adulthood.

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‘We have focused way too much on intelligence and cognitive skills’
Why do some children succeed while others fail? A new book, How Children Succeed attempts to answer this question

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  1. Fjord Lynn says:

    New thinking in psychology is that praising children for their intelligence can make them less likely to take risks of failure, while praising them for "working hard" gives them perseverance.
    http://nymag.com/news/features/27840/

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