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Self-Control

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Self-Control is the ability to recognize feelings, thoughts and impulses, and act on them in appropriate and healthy ways. It is the ability to act the right way at the right time. Self-Control can be one of the most difficult skills for children (and adults) to master. It takes time and practice. Below you will find resources you can use at home to better understand self-control, and help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Self-Control: What it Means for Kids

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/self-control/self-control-what-it-means-for-kids?_ul=1*16p48gl*domain_userid*YW1wLXpEV0k3LWdBRFNUamZKcFJjTmRnUlE.

Helping Your Grade School Child Gain Self-Control

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/self-control/helping-your-grade-school-child-gain-self-control

Activities:

Games that Teach Self-Control

https://www.familyhconline.com/teach-children-self-control/

Breathing Exercises

https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids

Managing Anger

https://copingskillsforkids.com/managing-anger

Videos:

Just Breathe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVA2N6tX2cg

Sesame Street: Self-Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0YDE8_jsHk

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Teaching Self-Control to Teens

https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/teaching-self-control-to-teens.aspx

Helping your High School Child Gain Self-Control

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/self-control/helping-your-high-school-child-gain-self-control

Activities:

Breathing Exercises

https://www.6seconds.org/2018/08/12/three-breaths-for-lowering-your-cortisol-level/

Videos:

Helping Teens Learn Self-Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sLWG8oseao

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