What are they? (hint: think self-management, self-control, self-direction)
Why are they important? (hint: success in school and in life)
How can we help children develop them? (hint: Montessori education is the most comprehensive school curriculum to do this.)
Read this article (be sure to scroll down the page for the article) in Science magazine for the full story.
or this article in the Weekly Post for my take on it.