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How should I teach my child self-control?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Here are some parenting practices that help teach your child self-control:
  • To teach kids self-control, you must show kids self-control, so be a living example of self-control.
  • Refrain from always giving tangible rewards for your child's efforts so she develops her own internal reward system.
  • Your home is the best place for your child to learn how deal with stressful situations. Don't rob him of the opportunity to learn how.
  • Gradually stretch your child's ability to control his impulses and learn to wait.

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