Grit, the combination of passion and perseverance, has more of an influence on success than cognitive ability, and parents want nothing more than to raise happy, successful children. Raising Children With Grit: Parenting Passionate, Persistent, and Successful Kids provides the strategies that parents need to teach, motivate, and inspire children to pursue their passions with grit—and succeed. And by focusing on self-discipline, parenting strategies, and personality traits, parents can cultivate perseverance in their children. By coupling that with an emphasis on curiosity and interest-building activities, parents can help their children define their passions. Additionally, this book offers tips for parents about working with school personnel, how to model grit in their own lives, and how social factors can influence the development of grit.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Grit and the Psychology of Failure Chapter 2 Getting to Know Your Parenting Style Chapter 3 Understanding Your Child’s Personality Chapter 4 Stages of Development Chapter 5 Self-Discipline and Self-Regulation Chapter 6 Cultivating Your Child’s Passion Chapter 7 School and You Chapter 8 Social Grit Chapter 9 Modeling Grit References Appendix A: A Parenting for Grit Playlist Appendix B: Q&A: Ask Me About Grit! About the Author
Laila Y. Sanguras is a former middle school teacher. That means she's an expert in managing parent loops, writing accommodations, field trip planning, and navigating the highs and lows of middle school emotions. Plus, she knows some stuff about language arts. Her interest in grit stemmed from observing her students balk at challenging activities in school, yet excel despite struggling in areas outside of school. She received her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of North Texas. It sounds boring, but really it's exciting. A storyteller at heart, she now deeply understands how she can use numbers and words to narrate our experiences.
Being a parent of two younger children, I found this book to be well written and worth the time I spent reading it. I can replace the older parent-help-style books with Raising Children With Grit; it's modern lingo, and fun playlists at the end of each chapter are sure to win parents over.,Rachel Dehning,Seattle Book Review, 1/22/19