February 25, 2013
Luscombe refers to a new book by Paul Tough, How Children Succeed, in which he observes that ... "while IQ is stubborn to change after age 8, the ability to persist, focus, and adapt is more malleable, even into early adulthood. And while IQ may be what gets kids into college, they need a whole other set of skills to graduate."
And while Tough focuses his attention on low-income families, Madeline Levine, looks at wealthy families in her book, Teach Your Children Well, and reaches a similar conclusion. Her tips to restore family sanity: "less emphasis on grades, more on values, less homework, more sleep, less fretting by parents, more encouraging."