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1, Apr 11, 2011

Self-Control–Key Element in Parenting Part II

Filed under: Parenting 101 — admin @ 12:54 am

Don’t become despaired if your little ones lack of self-control. The research also yields some cheerful result. That is, self-control can be learned.

“Children in the study who improved self-control on their own as they grow older reported fewer health and criminal behavior problems than those who remained impulsive.”

The message to parents should be this — self-control is the key. While it is a piece of cake to teach your children self-control when you work with easy targets, the real challenge crops up when you have to face those headstrong, impulsive, extremely disobedient ones. I remember one parent commenting on a difficult case, “I’d rather live some more years than bothering myself with this recalcitrant child.”

If you are a responsible parent, you should do what is good for the children in the long run, even if it often means a hugely unpleasant moment. If it is a battleground, it worths the fight, for your child’s future.

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