December 2021

Parent Nation Updates

Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise, the forthcoming book by TMW Center Co-Director Dana Suskind, is receiving glowing early reviews. Angela Duckworth, founder and CEO of Character Lab, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, MacArthur Fellow, and author of NYT Bestseller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, called the book “A manifesto, and a handbook, for what we as individuals and as a society are morally called to do for all kids to thrive. Required reading for anyone who has ever loved a child.”

You can read more reviews or pre-order the book (which will be released April 26, 2022) here.

Thanks to a very generous gift from Hearing First, an educational endeavor of the Oberkotter Foundation, we are able to provide free copies of “Parent Nation” to individuals and organizations that face financial constraints. If you would like to suggest a recipient, please contact Jon Wenger at

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