Raising Can-do Kids

Raising Can-do Kids

Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in A Fast-changing World

Book - 2015
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"In a world that's changing at warp speed, our kids will need to navigate a path to success without a roadmap u something entrepreneurs do every day. What if we looked to the world of entrepreneurship, in addition to child development experts, for insights on helping kids gain the skills they'll need in order to prosper personally and professionally? Raising Can-Do Kids ais the first book to make a link between the essential qualities that make great entrepreneurs tick and what we know about how children learn and grow, offering parents proven ways to raise kids who embrace the uncertain, challenging adventure that is growing up in today's (and tomorrow's) changing world. Each chapter is devoted to a quality u including curiosity, inventiveness, optimism, opportunity-seeking, compassion, and service uand reveals how parents can nurture these qualities. Filled with engaging examples and actionable insights,a Raising Can-Do Kids aintroduces a timely new paradigm for parentsauaone that will help 'future-proof' our children and set them up for success on their own terms. 'Bringing together the latest research on child development with real-world examples, this unique and authoritative book couldn't be more timely. It offers parents an engaging road map for raising kids who will be primed to both define and pursue their successes in the exciting and complex future that awaits them.'a Michele Borba, Ed.D., parenting expert, educational psychologist, and author ofa The Big Book of Book of Parenting Solutionsa anda Building Moral Intelligence 'This book offers a powerful framework . . . Parents will want to put the research-based suggestions to use immediately to help foster 'can-do kids' who are able to handle the inevitable challenges they'll face in the 21st century.'a Dr. Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Co-Founder, Challenge Success 'Richard Rende and Jen Prosek masterfully weave together developmental science, expert opinion, and practical examples to build a solid and engaging case that we must shift our parenting focus if we are to raise a generation of children prepared to lead us into the future. They artfully guide us how to foster our children's creativity and innovative potential while nurturing their inherent love of learning and compassion. This book is written for parents, but is a gift to this generation of children.'a Kenneth R Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed., Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,aUniversity of Pennsylvania, and author ofa Building Resilience in Children and Teens aanda Raising Kids to Thrive 'The premise of this book u that parents can help their kids develop the entrepreneurial mindset they need to be successful u resonated deeply with me. This is a must-read for parents.'a Kevin Ryan, Chairman and Founder, Gilt, MongoDB, Business Insider, and Zolaa 'Our children will live in a world in which entreprene
Publisher: New York :, Perigee,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399168963
Characteristics: xvii, 252 pages
Additional Contributors: Prosek, Jen


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