The Five Must-Have Skills Every Child Needs to Succeed

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What Does It Take to Succeed? (Hint: It's Not IQ)

As parents, we’re obsessed with making sure that our children are set up to succeed in life. We constantly worry whether other children are better positioned to do well in school, in sports – you name it. But there’s good news: your child doesn’t have to be a genius to make a powerful and lasting impact on society. Liam Hudson, a prominent British psychologist, has concluded that a person with a 120 IQ is just as likely to win a Nobel Prize as someone with a 200 IQ.

It’s not your child’s IQ that matters so much as five attributes that you can help nurture in your child’s everyday life. Here are the five attributes, compliments of Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom: