(Written by Jessica Klein, School Psychologist in NY) Self-control refers to having power or control over one’s own actions. Children who do not make choices for their own behavior, but instead rely on other children, parents, teachers, or adults to make choices for them, do not learn self-control.
These children may follow others’ bad choices and not take responsibility for the consequences of their behavior. If students are taught self-control at an early age, then they will feel more confident about the choices that they do make. [Read more...]