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Why do some children succeed in school

while others struggle?


Successful students can...

focus on their work and control their behavior.

figure out what others

feel and think.

explain what they are

thinking.

use what they learn creatively.


search for reliable

information and use it to guide their beliefs and opinions.

take on challenges instead of avoiding them.

engage in learning on their own and adapt to a changing world.

These are the essential life skills that successful children – and adults – possess. Researchers have found they are more important than IQ when predicting success. And the good news is – it’s never too late to learn them! Turn the page to see how you can develop these skills at home.


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esearchers have identified the seven essential life skills every child needs to succeed. At Mind in the Making, you’ll learn how to teach and strengthen these skills at home so that your children will reach their fullest potential. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, families and MITM facilitators talk about what works, what doesn’t, and why these skills are so important – not just in school but throughout our lives. During the free meal we serve at each session, you’ll get to know other families at Providence schools. And while you’re in class, your young children can attend the popular child-care program we offer. If you have a child entering kindergarten or in grades K–3, please join us in this fun and valuable class, which we offer days and nights, in English and Spanish. For more information, call Tania Quezada at (401) 443-2911.

Mind in the Making is part of the Empowering Families partnership between the Providence Public School Department and Ready to Learn Providence. Funds from the Investing in Innovation Program of the U.S. Department of Education, coupled with matching funds from businesses and foundations, have made this initiative possible. Mind in the Making was developed by the Families and Work Institute.

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Mind in the Making: A brochure for families  

With an Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Ready to Learn Providence and the Providence Public School Depa...

Mind in the Making: A brochure for families  

With an Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Ready to Learn Providence and the Providence Public School Depa...

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