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Thrivers : the surprising reasons why some kids struggle and others shine / Michele Borba, Ed.D.

Borba, Michele, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593085271
  • ISBN: 0593085272
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"7 teachable skills that set happy, healthy, high-performing kids apart" -- Cover.
Include book discussion guide (pages 299-303).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-287) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Running on empty: we're raising a generation of strivers, not thrivers -- Nurturing heart. Self-confidence: thrivers focus on "who," not "what" ; Empathy: thrivers think "we," not "me" -- Developing mind. Self-control: thrivers can think straight and put the brakes on impulses ; Integrity: thrivers have a strong moral code and stick to it ; Curiosity: thrivers are out-of-the-box thinkers -- Cultivating will. Perseverance: thrivers finish what they start and don't need gold stars ; Optimism: thrivers find the silver lining -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
The difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down not to grades or test scores, but to seven character traits -- confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance, and optimism. These traits will allow kids to roll with the punches and succeed in life and they can be taught to children at any age. In Thrivers, Dr. Borba offers practical, actionable ways to develop these traits in children from preschool through high school, showing how to teach kids how to cope today so they can thrive tomorrow. -- adapted from inside front jacket flap.
"The bestselling author of UnSelfie explains why the old markers of accomplishment (grades, test scores) are no longer reliable predictors of success in the 21st century -- and offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Self-confidence in children.
Empathy in children.
Curiosity in children.
Perseveration (Psychology)
Optimism in children.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / School Age.
Curiosity in children.
Empathy in children.
Optimism in children.
Perseveration (Psychology)
Self-confidence in children.
Genre: Informational works.
Informational works.