Foundation Supports Powerful New Book: Helping Children Succeed

Paul Tough’s 2013 best-selling book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character,” was a thought-provoking examination of why some children succeed while others fail. Now he’s back with a powerful new book, “Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why,” that explains what we can do — in the home and at school — to improve the lives of children growing up in adversity.

The Bainum Family Foundation is proud to be a funder of “Helping Children Succeed.” We support Paul because his work reflects our own commitment to helping children thrive; to ensuring that health, education and human services systems work well together for the good of children and families; and to making policy and practice decisions based on sound child development science. Additionally, we are thrilled to see his work referenced and spotlighted in high-profile news sources such as The New York Times (“To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents”) and NPR (“Helping Children Succeed’ Starts at Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture”).

We invite you to explore this important new book and gain useful ideas for how to help children do better.

Watch a brief interview with Paul

Read or download the full online version of the book

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