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Scan of brain

Problem

In math and science, women and girls trail behind their male peers. 

Solution

Teaching girls that intelligence is a skill they can develop over time, rather than a trait they are born with, helps them earn higher grades in math...

Students take an exam

Problem

Many kids’ grades fall when they make the transition from elementary to middle school.  

Solution

Teaching middle-school students to think of intelligence as a skill they can develop over time, rather than a talent they were born with (or not), helps them persist in the face of setbacks and earn better grades... 

Sad looking boy

Problem

Each year in the United States, some 700,000 children are abused and neglected, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many of these children will grow up to have poorer health, lower incomes, and worse jobs than their peers who were not abused and neglected. 

Solution

Training parents to interpret childrearing challenges as problems they can solve, rather than as evidence that they or their children are bad people, reduces child abuse...

Students studying

Problem

American schools do not produce enough scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to meet the needs of 21st century workplaces. 

Solution

With a little guidance, parents can increase how many advanced math and science classes their teenagers take...

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