How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

I wanted to let you know about an exciting education and personal development resource.

Character development is on of our primary objectives in Karate instruction.  Understanding and developing our character strengths is every bit as central to the study of the Martial Arts as are the physical skills we learn and practice.  I am always pleased to find a new resource that expands on our study of character, and I am delighted to be able to share this one with you and your family.

In How Children Succeed:  Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough provides us with a thorough, systematic overview of ways in which key qualities of our personal character effect our development over time.  He takes a detailed look at the scientific research on the qualities of character that are linked to healthy personal growth and achievement.  He also gives us an extensive account of selected educational programs that are actively applying this research in their work with children and young adults — how they work, and what they are accomplishing.  He focuses particularly on the vital role of character strengths in overcoming adversity.

Throughout this book, Paul Tough helps us to identify, understand, develop and apply the character strengths that will help our children to thrive over the course of their lives.  This is a well-written, carefully researched, accessible and serious overview of Character.  I think you will find this a useful source of information, and I strongly recommend How Children Succeed to you.

Please follow this link to find it on Amazon:  How Children Succeed:  Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.