The 6 C’s to Raising Successful Children

NPR (American National Public Radio) recently published this interview discussing what is actually important in raising successful children. It stems from a book called Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children.

According to the authors, we often miss the mark on what really matters when cultivating children for success.

Many, especially in our Asian influenced culture, push our children to achieve high marks on tests and report cards, thinking good grades result in great careers. But if you consider some of the most successful people in the world, they were not necessarily the highest academic achievers, and many times those who do well in schools do not excel in the real world.

In the NPR interview, the experts argue that helping our children learn how to navigate six key elements of life skills is actually the best way to set them up for success in their future. They lay them out as 6 C’s:

1. Collaboration

2. Communication

3. Content

4. Critical Thinking

5. Creative Innovation

6. Confidence

The article goes into detail about how all these elements relate to each other and why they are important, so be sure to read it if you’re interested.

At baba baa, we highly value these important life skills. For example, with our Rasa Sayang Sing-and-Record Fun Book, we foster creativity through music and art, confidence through fun, and content & communication through language and song.

What do you think about these success metrics of childhood development? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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