Tag: Self control

Elements of a Confident Kid… Coping Skills

coping to maintain a contest or combat usually on even terms or with success to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties About Coping Skills: Though all babies are born with a brain rigged for the flight or fight survival… Read More

The Chance to Wait

I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom. – Bob Hope “Are we there yet?” This is the common refrain from the backseat on the long road trip to Grammy’s house. We “moo”… Read More

Feedback That Leads to Change

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. – Ken Blanchard I walked out of my front door, hot tea in hand and a light jacket, on the first sunny, balmy 55 degree day signaling the beginning of Spring. I took a breath of fresh… Read More

Elements of a Confident Kid… Cultural Awareness

– the beliefs, customs and arts of a particular society, group, place or time. 1 About Cultural Awareness Culture is who we are, how we act and how we communicate. It defines our membership in multiple communities whether they are professional or… Read More

Stop, Think, Go!

If you have a problem, don’t muddle through. Here’s a simple rap about what to do. Stop, calm down before you act. You’ll think more clearly – that’s a fact. Say the problem and how you feel. Set a positive goal (and… Read More

Elements of a Confident Kid… Focus

– a main purpose or interest1 About Focus: I just could not devote my undivided attention to working on this blog post today while my son was home from school – a snow day. Though I had a few quiet moments while… Read More

Lazy Days of Summer

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. – Sam Keen As school ends and summer begins, we are sitting outside and dreaming of the many delights the season brings. We have big plans to read, swim, blow bubbles, build sandcastles, catch fireflies… Read More

The Chance to Wait

I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom. – Bob Hope “Are we there yet?” This is the common refrain from the backseat on the long road trip to Grammy’s house. We “moo”… Read More

Spring Presence

The sun is nervous as a kite that can’t quite keep its own string tight. Some days are fair, and some are raw. The timid earth decides to thaw. Shy budlets peep from twigs on trees, and robins join the chickadees. Pale… Read More

Readers’ Responses to “How do you teach your children self-control?”

Lots of pretend play! If they pretend to be someone with self-control (like a mom in a long line at the grocery store)….they are practicing having self-control! – Shannon B. Wanless, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Program of Applied Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology in… Read More