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updated: 2/3/2014 6:21 PM

Author Paul Tough to talk childhood success

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An author who writes about childhood issues such as what makes some children succeed and others fail will talk about his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Barrington High School Auditorium, 616 W. Main St., Barrington.

Paul Tough's new book "How Children Succeed: Grit Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character," is about how he thinks nature and nurture are intertwined and explores how childhood stresses modify life successes.

His talk, titled "How Children Succeed," will discuss what matters most in childhood. Tough argues the qualities that matter most in childhood success have more to do with qualities like grit, curiosity and optimism than they do with high test scores.

Those interested in winning a copy of Tough's book can do so by commenting on the Barrington 220 Facebook page before the event.

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