Pages

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Self-control is a Key to Stability

"Research suggests that a lack of self-control during youth may predict health problems, less financial stability and a criminal record by adulthood", says Time.Over 1,000 people were studied from birth to age 32. By adulthood, those who as children were more impulsive and easily frustrated and had the most trouble with delaying gratification or waiting their turn were about three times as likely to report that they had poor health, had low incomes, were single parents, or had committed a crime. Yet, "self-control can be learned', says the same magazine, adding: "School and family interventions that teach kids to self-regulate early on may lead to healthier and more stable adults. It is really important to teach and train our children as young as they are to be patient.

We need to show them who's the boss but exercise it in a gentle and loving way. Tantrums are normal but we parents should be wiser than our kids and not allow them to grow up like spoiled brats. It's for their own good after all.

10 comments:

Love Always said...

agree with this

Haze said...

Oh dear. So, has to teach kid to have more self-control by not giving -up easily to what they demand to. My kids are easily tempered and lost get frustrated quite quickly. I'm worried for them now after reading this ;-(

grace said...

Self-control really is a virtue. This is one reason we sometimes delay buying the wants of our kids..so that they will learn to control themselves and learn the art of waiting....

john said...

Motherly instinct! That's what the world needs today...

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

Oh, that the only character that kids was very hard to overcome. They have lack of patience especially since they were born, i guess, but i think as they get older and be mature, that's where they learn self control.

Zoan said...

This is what i kept on telling my little brother. If he will
Continue being a spoiled brat he will eventually end up in jail sooner than we think

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

self control always good. when you have one, you know you're on the right track

United States said...

self control is the key to success :)

jheylo said...

couldn't agree more. i think those children who lives in a bad environment are more likely to have poor self-control. decline at a very early age will surely help the children to grow and become productive individuals

emzkie said...

when they are that age(teenage).. parents cant do much of anything if they want something.cause kids wants to exercise their independency, and if you are againts to it, they would start to rebel and do stupid things. i guess all we have to do is guide them on whatever they choose in life.and made them feel important. im sure they will learned from their mistakes.