Program on attachment and academic success

Some glimmers of hope regarding how children from very stressful environments can succeed academically from Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Makes use of attachment theory, including the Minnesota study that figures heavily in Becoming Achilles, to explain both learning difficulties experienced by children from difficult environments and some remarkably effective ways to overcome a legacy of insecure attachment.

Tough’s book, How Children Succeed, gives a fascinating overview of complementary psychological approaches and neuroscience that undergird and illuminate the psychology of attachment.

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