Paul Tough, the author of How Children Succeed, claims that the best indicators of a child’s eventual success are not SAT scores, but personal qualities like determination and self-control. These findings come as a result of an increased curiosity about what makes people successful, and what skills they’ve learned in childhood that led to their eventual prosperity.
Even if you don’t have children, How Children Succeed is an interesting read because of what it will teach you about your own learning patterns, and what kind of lessons you learned as a child that you may not have known to be still affecting you today. The book has been well received and at less than 300 pages it’s a relatively short read.
Learn More: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough