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The Atlantic: Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching AdultsEd Yong, 9.21.17 

New York Times: Want Your Kid to Learn Something New? Sign Yourself Up, Too. Tom Vanderbilt, 4.20.21

Netflix: The Babies docuseries features the Leonard, Lee, & Schulz 2017 study (Season 2, Episode 6)!

CNN: Parents: Here’s when to shower your child with praise.  Sandee LaMotte, 12.14.21

Penn Today: Children Persist Less When Adults Take OverMichele W. Berger, 1.27.21

Parents.com:  Kids Persevere More When Parents Take a Step Back, New Study ShowsAnna Halkidis, 2.5.21

Scientific American: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Show Your Baby AgainYasemin Saplakoglu, 9.21.17 

MIT News: Babies Can Learn that Hard Work Pays offAnne Trafton, 9.21.17 

Popular Articles by Julia Leonard

Character Lab Tip of the Week: Step back: Let kids do it themselves. 5.5.21; also featured in Ed Week

The Conversation: Babies can learn the value of persistence by watching grownups stick with a challenge. 9.21.17 ; also featured in Smithsonian MagazineSalon, and on former Vice President Joe Biden’s podcast, Biden’s Briefing episode #69.