THE ORCHID AND THE DANDELION: WHY SOME CHILDREN THRIVE AND OTHERS STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE
Why do some children succeed and others struggle? Why are some people’s lives filled with satisfaction and happiness and others with frustration and despair? Why do some people get sick and die young, while others live into healthy old age? Is it simply chance and luck, or are there early patterns of development revealing potentially determinative pathways into bounty or calamity? In The Orchid and the Dandelion, Dr. Boyce presents findings that children have two very different responses to their environments. While some children are like dandelions that can thrive in any environment, there are others, whom are more reactive and susceptible to their surroundings like orchids. Now we finally have a scientific framework to understand these unique children and how to address their unique needs to help them find their fullest potential.