The Importance Of Children Success

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What makes children succeed and why does it matter. I have been reading a book called how children succeed by Paul tough. In Paul there were many examples of how some children succeed the examples of how curiosity self-control and optimism can help children succeed in school and even in life. that he gave that stood out to me were self-control curiosity and optimism. I think that if children use all three of these characteristics they will succeed in life and in their education. self-control is a major part of child development, it is important because without self-control the child would can get out of hand and hard to handle and be rebellious which would lead to the child not paying attention in school and most likely to get failing grades. …show more content…
curiosity can help children learn. The way I see curiosity as is that you have questions and those questions leads to answers and those answer help you learn new things and either makes you interested in learning more. In Tough’s book there were a questionnaire that parent’s teacher and students to fill out and the questioner had 24 questionnaires that had said “this student is egger to explore things” tough said that is is an indicator of curiosity. I researched the positive effects of curiosity and the two that stood out to me was “curiosity makes the mind more active “and curiosity makes your mind observant to new ideas”. In a child development curiosity is a vary important way to take in new information. But If the child doesn’t have the capability of self-control their mind would be asking non educational questions which is the the down side of the original impulse of human mind. But with self-control and curiosity working in unity with each other the child would be successful in life and in school. A trait that is similar to curiosity is the trait of …show more content…
The reason I believe this that even though we grew up the same way we grew up differently. One way that we grew up differently is that my mom was stricter with my sister and holding her accountable for everything like doing and finishing her homework 3 grade to her freshman year of high school. With our mom being stricter with my sister lead her to treat me lightly on some subjects like home work which lead me to not doing my homework or not turning it in on time. Another way is how she placed us in schools. Me and my sister went to the same elementary school while she was in 5th grade and I was in kindergarten we were treated the same it wasn’t till middle school and high school. Our mom put us into two completely different environments for high school I went to a privet Christian school while she went to two large public schools. My sister had all this potential but she had little to no self-control, she was rebellious to authority figures such as the police, teachers, our mom and family members and this affected her grades in both middle school and high school. Her lack of self-control lead to her not graduating middle school and dropping out of high school. Another factor to look at this was the school

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