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Grit, Luck and Money

Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through

What determines success in college and beyond? Good grades? Hard work? Persistence? Recently there has been much published regarding following the path of least resistance versus trying and failing.  American RadioWorks’ Emily Hanford  explores the issue in this Documentary Podcast.

In addition, you may want to check out Paul Tough’s recent book (September 4, 2012);  How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.  Paul researches why some children succeed and others fail and more importantly, what can we all do to help steer more kids towards success.


American Public Media by Emily Hanford