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How Assessing Parenting Helps Parents Help Children Succeed in School

Posted by Phil Gordon on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 @ 12:44 PM

Are you trying to help parents help children get ready for school success?  According to research from the University of Pennsylvania, traits such as self-control and grit can predict school success as well as IQ.  On September 27 the MacArthur Foundation released the names of the twenty-four 2013 recipients of its famous MacArthur Fellowships, sometimes called the Genius Grants.  These grants are given to honor and support individuals’ exceptional creativity in past work and the promise of more in the future.  Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania is among this year’s 24 creative individuals.  Her research demonstrates that character traits are equally good indicators of a child's future academic success as intelligence and standardized achievement tests.

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, assessing parenting, character development, school success