It’s hard enough for me to apply self-control with food. That makes it super difficult for me to help my children in this area. Since we are responsible to train them in the way they should go, taking steps to at least try to teach them skills like self-control is a must. This one simple game can help increase self-control in your kids.
Just watch your young learners for a bit. After a while of watching, you will see how difficult it is for him to control himself. Their little bodies are just all over the place, curious and waiting to test the waters of just about everything around them.
You wonder how some parents manage to keep their children so well behaved. I am convinced it’s a threat, bribery or a small dose of Valium before church service. KIDDING!
Wanting our children to behave, pay attention, stay still, keep quiet, or calm down, can seem like losing battles. Just one look at the new mom at the back of the church with a wiggly child or screaming toddler and you know that they are at their wit’s end.
Teaching self-control isn’t the easiest of things as a parent. One thing that stuck out to me in this resource is that it stated:
whenever any parent comes to me seeking advice for anything from teaching kids math or problems with picky-eaters, I always recommend that they start with self-control training, because once children have the ability to control themselves, the learning flows naturally.
A child who can sit still and focus when he is not being entertained can learn anything he sets his mind to.
You don’t hear that very often! This is a pretty interesting perspective. This self-control game should help our kids practice self-control.
This resource can help with some other character-building and Bible learning in your homeschool:
Explore how to teach self-control with one simple self-control game for kids from True Aim Education.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!