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Volume #12 Issue #02
ISSN: 0219-7642 Jun 9, 2013
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Failure is a strange thing in life. It can cause frustration, sadness, anger and disappointment. On the
other hand, success is a sweet event and it is like a delicious fruit. In a child's life, both
success and failure are common, while they are bound to fail repeatedly until they get results that can
be deemed as successful. John Maxwell, the noted personality development expert, believes that “
Failure is the price you pay for success.” It also means that a person must fail many times to
succeed in the end. One must fail in life, learn from experiences and later devise
strategies to avoid similar mistakes in the future.
Children, with their tender mind and developing brain, are the usual victims of failure. They do not have
the capability and reasoning power to explain what is failure and success and why and how they fail in
their tasks and goals. Nor do they know that failure could be a potentially powerful tool to succeed in
the future. Children may need to learn from their failures that occurred either in the classroom or in
the playground. Have a great week ahead!
Thought for today:
"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison
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Fear is good! - Teaching Children Different Ways of Using Fear as a Stepping Stone for Success
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In other words, it is a powerful tool to convert possible, future failures into definite success. Click
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Teaching Children How to Convert Failure into Success - Simple Tips and Suggestions
Is it possible to convert failure into success? Parents could use a number of methods and techniques
to train their children in the art of converting failures into success. Read the article to learn more.
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
By Paul Tough
How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who,
for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character.
Through their stories - and the stories of the children they are trying to help
traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways
in which parents do, and do not, prepare their children for adulthood.
This provocative and profoundly hopeful book has the potential to change how we raise our
children, how we run our schools, and how we construct our social safety net. It will not
only inspire and engage readers and it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
By Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD MSEd FAAP
Families, schools, and communities can prepare children and
teens to THRIVE through both good and challenging times.
Building Resilience in Children and Teens offers strategies
to help kids from 18 months to 18 years build seven crucial
“Cs” - competence, confidence, connection, character,
contribution, coping, and control - so they can excel in
life and bounce back from challenges. The book describes how
to raise authentically successful children who will be
happy, hardworking, compassionate, creative, and innovative.
Dr. Ginsburg reminds parents that our goal is to think in
the present and prepare for the future, to remember that our
real goal is to raise children to be successful
35-year-olds. It's about more than immediate smiles or even
good grades; it's about raising kids to be emotionally and
socially intelligent, to be able to recover from
disappointment and forge ahead throughout their lives. The
stable connection between caring adults and children is the
key to the security that allows kids to creatively master
challenges and reach their highest potential. This book
offers concrete strategies to solidify those vital family
Student Test Scores Show That 'Grit' Is More Important Than IQ
Business Insider May 28, 2013
What's the best predictor of success? IQ, talent, luck? Nope. It's
'grit,' more than anything else. Through her research at the
University of Pennsylvania - and firsthand experience teaching in
New York City's public schools - psychologist Angela Duckworth has
found that the ability to withstand stress and move past failures to
achieve a goal is the best indicator of future success.
Medical know-how: ‘Thyroid deficiency leads to lower IQ in children’
Tribune May 31, 2013
Decreasing levels of iodine in the diet lead to an insufficient
production of thyroid hormone which in turn results in lower IQ
levels in children.
Tips for parents to prevent summer Brain Drain
Maryland News Zap Jun 01, 2013
Each summer, parents look for ways to combat “summer brain drain,” which occurs when children lose
some of the knowledge they gained during the school year because they're not regularly exercising their brains.
The Illusion of the ‘Gifted’ Child
Time Ideas Apr 25, 2013
What exactly makes a child “gifted”? In New York City, like many
school districts, giftedness is decided by a standardized test that
measures verbal and nonverbal facility. Score at the 90th percentile
and you make the cut for some programs, but at the 97th percentile
students become eligible for the highly competitive citywide options
for gifted students.
3 myths about gifted students
Indian Colleges May 30, 2013
Many parents wish they had gifted children without realizing the implications of what it means to bring up a
sensitive child who is a quick learner, often gets bored and is more comfortable with older children rather
than their classmates.
8 Tips for Grand parenting Unequally Gifted Kids
Huffington Post May 24, 2013
There's a secret, unspoken rule of family dynamics (well, there are hundreds, but this is one of them): Wherever
you find families you find favoritism. Gather any group of relations for more than about 10 minutes, and you'll
soon hear tales about who was (and wasn't) a shining golden child, even if all involved swear otherwise.
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