What U.S. parents can learn from Hong Kong parents about responding to a low test score

Author Po Bronson explains a study about how mothers in Hong Kong and the U.S. respond differently when they think their child has done poorly on an IQ exam.
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NurtureShock author Po Bronson says that American parents could raise their children’s academic bar by changing how they talk to their kids about successes and failures.

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