- Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking
- Back to School
- Cellphone Parenting
- Character Strengths and Life Skills
- Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls
- Early Childhood
- Facebook, Instagram, and Social
- Learning with Technology
- Marketing to Kids
- Mental Health
- News and Media Literacy
- Privacy and Internet Safety
- Screen Time
- Sex, Gender, and Body Image
- Special Needs and Learning Difficulties
- Technology Addiction
- Violence in Media
What is self-control?
Self-control is being able to appropriately manage your thoughts, feelings, and impulses. People with self-control pay attention to their emotions and feelings. On the internet, self-control translates to "self-reflect before you self-reveal."
Developing self-control is more challenging for some kids than others. Learning self-control is a process and doesn't entirely gel until certain brain functions are formed in young adulthood.
Teachers, parents, and even other peers have a big influence on kids' self-control -- both in the "real" world and online. Help your kids develop self-control by helping them stay focused, avoid distractions, and think through the consequences of their actions.