We've been reading Paul Tough's important new book, “How Children Succeed” and find it to be mandatory text for those who are parents or grandparents of young children. Instead of waxing enthusiastic, please turn to David Brooks' Op=Ed piece devoted to Tough's book in the Friday, September 28 New York Times.
Brooks calls “How Children Succeed” an "essential book." "Childhood stress can have long lasting neural effects, making it harder to exercise self-control, focus attention, delay gratification and do many of the other things that contribute to a happy life." Brooks essay is a great introduction and precis of required reading for many of us.