Carly Morris is currently reading this book and has found a lot of very useful information in relation to our profession and raising children. This book provides information regarding executive functioning, early intervention and promoting parent/child socioemotional development. This book focuses on children’s character vs. cognition to achieve success. Teaching children skills such as executive functions (planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, multi-tasking, and initiation and monitoring of actions) prior to cognition/IQ testing can increase results. As well as parent/child attachment and socioemotional development in the early years of life.
“I wish I could take this compact, powerful, clear-eyed, beautifully written book and put it in the hands of every parent, teacher and politician. At its core is a notion that is electrifying in its originality and its optimism: that character—not cognition—is central to success, and that character can be taught. How Children Succeed will change the way you think about children. But more than that: it will fill you with a sense of what could be.” —Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here