Actionable advice for parents and teachers—
based on science. 

Authoritative Mentors

Demanding and supportive is a powerful combination

 

Think of a mentor you’ve never properly thanked. Write them a letter expressing what they mean to you and, if you have the courage, read it to them aloud.

 

This was the task I recently assigned as homework in the undergraduate class I teach.

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Playbooks

Evidence-based ways to help children thrive. We continue to make enhancements, so visit again soon!

Grit Playbook

Passion and perseverance for long-term goals

Gratitude Playbook

Appreciating what you’ve been given

Self-Control Playbook

Doing what’s best despite short-term temptations

Curiosity Playbook

Wanting to know more

Purpose Playbook

Commitment to making a meaningful contribution to the world

Intellectual Humility Playbook

Recognizing the limitations of your knowledge