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Angela Duckworth and other experts in behavioral science share advice to help kids thrive socially, emotionally, academically, and physically.
Angela Duckworth Ph.D.
Food allergies aren't just a nutritional issue—the damage to social well-being is just as consequential.
If young scientists decide to tackle interesting puzzles, there’s no limit to what they might solve.
Have you ever loved what you’re doing so much that you lost track of time?
A new study of teenagers found that gratitude and relying on social media for meaningful conversations with friends went hand in hand.
In uncertain times, we need more than just resilience.
Where does curiosity come from?
What influences life satisfaction? Having a higher purpose beyond money.
What strengths have you gained from your unique life experiences? How can you use these abilities to help you achieve your goals—and help the world?
When you're exposed to role models you can relate to, it helps you set ambitious goals.
One person alone can’t solve challenges like climate change, social inequality, or the pandemic. But working together is powerful stuff.
What is personal agency? It's the conviction that you shape your own future.
Having too many options can be overwhelming and even paralyzing. Strategically eliminating some can help parents and children make better, easier decisions.
Teens' desire for independence can help them cut back on social media use, if properly harnessed.
If you stay curious and open-minded, you may discover your child’s unique talents—and then you can provide an environment to help them flourish.
Asking for help can feel awkward and embarrassing. Here's how to normalize help-seeking.
Learn to listen more and judge less.
If the young person in your life suffered setbacks during the pandemic, don't panic. Here's how to help them soar.
How are young people feeling right now? One way to get them to open up is by using the Student Thriving Index.
What do we hope for when we send children to school?
If you attempt hard things, again and again, and eventually succeed, you come to believe in your capabilities.
To help kids grow into strong decision-makers, parents should show the process, not just the outcome.
Angela Duckworth, Ph.D., is the CEO and co-founder of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help kids thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.