How to Teach Your Children Self Control by Emily Parker

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Teaching a child self-control is not easy. It is easy to expect self-control in others, but I only have to think about chocolate to realize how hard self-control can really be. It is a skill, it does have to be learned. It isn’t something you can just say, “Have self-control” and expect it to be so.


How to Teach Your Children Self Control



Emily says:

Self-control is a crucial skill. It is not something we are born with the ability to do. We have to work at it and it takes a conscious effort, even as an adult. Self-control is actually something I’m personally striving to do better with in my own life. Having the self-control to say “no” to that snack I’m craving. The self-control to put down the phone and stop scrolling. The self-control to set aside the time each day to study God’s Word. So many of our personal goals relate back to the ability to have self-control in a given situation. Why not train our children from an early age to have this important personal skill?

Head on over to The Journey of Parenthood today to read all about how to teach your child self control.  I hope you have enjoyed this week learning more about facets of Babywise that are more than “just” sleep related. There is so much to help you through this parenting journey!

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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