Monday, September 19, 2011

zest, grit, self-control, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism and curiosity.

Are these the character traits we should be trying to develop in our children? And if so, what experiences do they need?  What is missing from this list that we care about?

This NYT piece "What if the Secret to Success is Failure" is longish but provocative (although in a way that seems somewhat repetitive in our culture - these are clearly questions we're chewing on over time), esp since it provides some research base.