Will to Win

Will to Win

Helping Children Succeed

Streaming Video - 2008
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Why do some children give up on problems easily while others persevere? What makes a boy or girl afraid to try in the first place? This program studies the factors that help create a resilient personality and the reasons why some children back down from challenges. Visiting a group of 25 seven-year-olds, the film observes them with their parents and on their own as they undertake practical tasks gauging motivation, self-confidence, and assertiveness. The tests include the Tower of Hanoi, a building project requiring concentration and planning; a group of three puzzles-designated easy, medium, and hard-that reveal a child's estimation of his or her own abilities; and a card game between parents and offspring, rigged to show how the kids cope with losing.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Helping children succeed

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