Actionable advice for parents and teachers—
based on science. 

Reserve Judgment

How to get closer to the right answer

My dad taught me how to think.


Not what to think—but how.


I was in seventh grade when we started a ritual of sneaking out of the house early on Saturday mornings, letting my mom sleep late, and walking 10 blocks to the neighborhood diner. We’d settle into a booth and order our usual (two eggs, over easy, with home fries and bacon).

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Evidence-based ways to help children thrive. Check out our new Judgment Playbook!

Judgment Playbook

Getting as close as possible to the best answer

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