As important as your child’s school curricular is, there are many skills that cannot be taught in the classroom, some have to be learnt via experience and through the parents. These skills are often called life lessons, and it is possible for parents/guardians to prepare their children before they step out into the world about such lessons. Like the saying goes- Charity begins at home.
“Self-control is the ability to control oneself, in particular, one’s emotions and desires or the expression of them in one’s behavior especially in difficult situations.”
Self-control is an important life skill because it helps us to cope with frustration and resolve conflicts.
HOW TO INSTILL SELF-CONTROL IN CHILDREN
- Parents should teach their children to respond positively to corrections.
- Parents should encourage their children to walk away from a frustrating situation to cool off instead of having an outburst.
- Parents should encourage their children to participate in activities which build self-discipline like sports and music lessons.
Written by Ms. Tulagha Imomoemi.
Edited by Ms. Biki John.