Mama's Daily Dose

365 - 5 things you can do encourage self control in your kids

October 28, 2022 Meghan Q Barrett Episode 365
Mama's Daily Dose
365 - 5 things you can do encourage self control in your kids
Show Notes

Do you want your kids to have more self-control? 
Do you want them to be able to sit through a 5 second YouTube ad without freaking out? 
Do you want them to grow up being able to put off immediate satisfaction in order to achieve long term goals?

Here's 5 ways (and a bonus) you can help cultivate self control in your kids now and for the future:
1.       Distraction strategies to help with distress. When your kid is super upset they have to sit through a 5 second YouTube ad while watching Blippi you can distract with a toy or song.

2.       Attachment experiences: sensitive to needs, provide support and also encourage autonomy odds will be better than those you overcontrol children.

3.       Consequences - teaching and experiencing consequences for their choices.

4.       Work with on enjoyable but challenging tasks that become increasingly difficult; piano, legos, climbing, etc. The real challenge for you is to provide support but also let them work on own.

5.       Growth mindset.

6.       Keep your word – when promise delayed rewards give it to them. As well as consequences.


Focus on one today and little by little you can grow both your self control and your kids'.

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