Every once in a while you stumble across a book that is very much relevant to your present circumstances and as if written with you in mind; The Grit Guide for Teens happens to be such a book that is proving really valuable to me in my current endeavor of championing positive education.

Some of you might know, that I am currently executing a long term positive education intervention in a school in Pune, which is structured around VIA character strengths. One of the strengths we are focusing on is Grit, the target audience is teenagers and this book has been God-send!

Hope you enjoy highlights from the book launch. Be inspired by teens Emily and Matt and learn what makes The Grit Guide for Teens unique. Thanks for watching!

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Often when we are trying to work on our grit goal, there may be two competing voices in our heads: a loud, impulsive voice directing us toward more immediate rewards, and a quiet, thoughtful voice encouraging us to consider long-term outcomes. When you are trying to stick to a goal or overcome a challenge, you will be more successful if you can tune into what you know will feel good in the long term and quiet down what feels good right now (in the short term). By adopting a mind-set that focuses on the long term, your grit will grow…

Thank you to all of those who attended the book launch of The Grit Guide for Teens. If you missed the launch, here’s an opportunity to be inspired by 2 gritty teens, Emily Weisbrot and Matt Eskenazi as well as learn more about the book. Thank you everyone for being part of my grit team!


I am excited to share that I will be on the radio this Friday, July 21st at 800am.
I will be on SiriusXM110/Doctor Radio’s Child Psych & Parenting Show, About Our Kids – which broadcasts on Fridays in conjunction with the NYU Child Study Center in NYC.
Hosts, Lori Evans, PhD, and Alexandra Barzvi will be interviewing me about grit and teens.
Date: Friday, July 21st, 2017 from 8:00-9:00 am ET LIVE in studio.

Having trouble dieting? Building up the courage to meet new people? Actually getting down to business and studying hard for that upcoming test? Getting Gritty features Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman, author of The Grit Guide for Teens (in bookstores this July!). Dr. Baruch-Feldman teaches us what having grit means as well as how to grow our grit. Perfect for parents and teens.

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