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    People high in conscientiousness get better grades in high school and college; they commit fewer crimes; and they stay married longer.
    — Paul Tough
    tags: people  school 
     
    And in most highly academic environments in the United States, no one fails anything.
    — Paul Tough
    tags: environment  fail 
     
    Optimists, by contrast, look for specific, limited, short-term explanations for bad events, and as a result, in the face of a setback, they're more likely to pick themselves up and try again.
    — Paul Tough
    tags: bad 
     
    If kids've been overprotected from failure in childhood, they get out into the world and they really get thrown off.
    — Paul Tough
    tags: failure  world  childhood 
     
    The part of the brain most affected by early stress is the prefrontal cortex, which is critical in self-regulatory activities of all kinds, both emotional and cognitive. As a result, children who grow up in stressful environments generally find it harder to concentrate, harder to sit still, harder to rebound from disappointments, and harder to follow directions. And that has a direct effect on their performance in school.
    — Paul Tough
    What if the Secret to Success is Failure?.
    — Paul Tough
    tags: secret  success 
     
    If we don't give kids the opportunity to fail when they're growing up, and to fail productively, to fail creatively, that they're going to get out there into the world and they're going to hit some kind of setback, like everybody does, and they're going to get completely derailed.
    — Paul Tough
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