Actionable advice for parents and teachers—
based on science. 

Experiences Endure

How to give gifts that last

“If you buy me Creepy Crawlers, I swear I will never, ever, ever ask for another toy!”

 

This was my impassioned argument for the must-have toy of the 1978 holiday season. That year, girls and boys across the country begged and pleaded for a machine that made rubbery bugs out of something called “plasti-goop.” 

 

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Playbooks

Evidence-based ways to help children thrive. 

Gratitude Playbook

Appreciating what you’ve been given

Growth Mindset Playbook

Believing you can improve your abilities

Decision Making Playbook

Choosing wisely

Grit Playbook

Passion and perseverance for long-term goals

Intellectual Humility Playbook

Recognizing the limitations of your knowledge

Purpose Playbook

Commitment to making a meaningful contribution to the world