Kids with character: Grit
“Grit is having the courage to do your impossible or to do what you think is hard and to do it anyway,” says Nasina, who has incredible grit. Her story will awe and inspire you.
Can you have too much grit?
It’s an undisputed fact that achieving success takes perseverance, practice, and the ability to overcome obstacles. But it also requires knowing when it’s OK to give up.
How Angela Duckworth teaches her kids grit
The famed researcher and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance explains her "hard things rule," which she's using as a parent to instill stick-to-itiveness in her kids.
Infographic: The science of raising gritty kids
Help your child learn to work hard, finish what they start, and achieve their goals.
How to raise a kid who won’t quit
Persistence is a hot topic among education researchers these days and for good reason: It’s critical for success in school and beyond. Here are 8 tips for nurturing this quality in your child.
How to praise 1st and 2nd graders
The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your first or second grader.
How to praise 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your third, fourth, or fifth grader.
How to praise tweens and teens
The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your tween or teen.
8 famous "failures" kids can learn from
Think successful people — like Rihanna — never make mistakes? Think again.
6 heroes your child (and you) can learn from
Think kids grow up to become great American heroes on their own? Think again.