Raising Can-Do Kids: Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World

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Penguin, Aug 2, 2016 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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Advice for raising resourceful, resilient, and responsible children--based on the latest child development research.

“Success” is a popular buzzword in discussions about children. But instead of prescribing what success looks like for kids, we should be making sure that they develop the skills they will need to become “doers”—people who proactively seek out what they want in life. Raising Can-Do Kids offers parents hands-on, proven ways to raise kids who embrace the uncertain and challenging adventure that is growing up.
 

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Raising Can-Do Kids: Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World

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Rende, a developmental psychologist, and Prosek (Army of Entrepreneurs), CEO of public relations firm Prosek Partners, unite to provide useful strategies for parents hoping to steer their children ... Read full review

RAISING CAN-DO KIDS: Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World

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If it works for successful entrepreneurs, why shouldn't it work for your children? Entrepreneurs are willing to engage personal resources in launching a business, even at increased financial risk ... Read full review

Contents

Wired for Exploration
1
Primed to Innovate
39
3Raising Optimists
73
Opportunity Seekers
101
Doers
131
People Skills
161
Serving Others
189
Epilogue
213
Acknowledgments
219
Index
241
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Richard Rende, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist, researcher, educator, and consultant. As a research professor at Brown University, he led many large-scale scientific projects on child development and parenting and served in multiple academic leadership roles. Rende distills scientific findings for parents and policy makers as a writer and speaker, and his work has been featured in Parents.com, Parenting.com, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Yahoo!, CNN, MSNBC, Time.com, ABC News, and NPR.
 
Jen Prosek is the founder and CEO of Prosek Partners, among the largest independent public relations firms in the United States. As a successful entrepreneur, Prosek is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and her book, Army of Entrepreneurs, provides a roadmap for businesses seeking to make their own organizations and employees more entrepreneurial.

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