We as parents do everything in our power to give our children every chance to succeed. We get them flashcards, academic tutors and private sports lessons. And, yet, many of today’s children are unhappy, anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal. Educational psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Michele Borba researched this problem and found parents are failing to teach their kids how to be good people. In her book, “Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine,” she outlines how parents can teach the seven essential traits science shows will help children succeed academically and in life. We discuss her findings, her book’s incredible stories and the inspirational people behind the lessons.
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