Thrivers The surprising reasons why some kids struggle and others shine

Michele Borba

Book - 2021

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.

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Subjects
Genres
Informational works
Published
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons [2021]
Language
English
Item Description
"7 teachable skills that set happy, healthy, high-performing kids apart" -- Cover.
Include book discussion guide (pages 299-303).
Physical Description
306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-287) and index.
ISBN
9780593085271
0593085272
Main Author
Michele Borba (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The best-selling author of UnSelfie explains why traditional markers of accomplishment, from grades to test scores, are no longer reliable predictors of student success, outlining seven teachable traits for safeguarding the futures of children.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Explains why traditional markers of accomplishment, from grades to test scores, are no longer reliable predictors of student success, outlining seven teachable traits for safeguarding the futures of children.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"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"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The bestselling author of UnSelfie offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future.We think we have to push our kids to do more, achieve more, BE more. But we’re modeling the wrong traits—like rule-following and caution—and research shows it’s NOT working. This kind of “Striver” mindset isn’t just making kids unhappier, says Dr. Michele Borba…it’s actually the opposite of what it takes to thrive in the uncertain world ahead. Thrivers are different: they flourish in our fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Why? Through her in-depth research, Dr. Borba discovered that the difference comes down not to grades or test scores, but to seven character traits that set Thrivers apart—confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance, and optimism. The even better news: these traits can be taught to children at any age…in fact, parents and educations must do so. 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.