TV That Promotes Self-Control

Developing character strengths and life skills is essential to kids' overall growth and success. These TV shows help kids learn the value of paying attention to (and managing) their thoughts, feelings, and impulses. The character strength of self-control surfaces in these titles by being intrinsic to the story, being repeated several times in the actions of a lead character, and "wins" over character flaws such as recklessness and impulsiveness. (See even more movies and TV shows that promote self-control.)

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Puffin Rock TV Poster Image
Young bird's adventures celebrate curiosity, relationships.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Super Monsters TV Poster Image
Kindly monsters model positive behavior for preschoolers.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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VeggieTales in the City TV Poster Image
City life teaches moral lessons in sweet animated series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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I Love Lucy TV Poster Image
Classic clowning from comic genius; for all ages.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1951)
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Nutri Ventures TV Poster Image
Food-themed adventure series promotes healthy eating habits.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(2010)
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Spirit Riding Free TV Poster Image
Courage, adventure, and a great role model in sweet series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Boy Meets World TV Poster Image
A boy deals with friends and girls in classic tween sitcom.
Network: Disney Channel
(2005)
(1993)
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The Flash TV Poster Image
Arrow spin-off tells lighter tale of likable hero.
Network: CW
(2014)
(2014)
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The Simpsons TV Poster Image
Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.
Network: Fox
(2004)
(1989)
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Elementary TV Poster Image
Smart Sherlock drama is a great choice for mature teens.
Network: CBS
(2012)
(2012)
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The Fosters TV Poster Image
Heartwarming drama about foster teens and their two moms.
Network: Freeform
(2013)
(2013)
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Freaks and Geeks TV Poster Image
Stellar teen dramedy explores angst, experimentation.
Network: Syndicated
(2011)
(1999)
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Heroes TV Poster Image
Hero-driven drama is "super" for teens and up.
Network: NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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The Office TV Poster Image
Workplace spoof is hilarious but filled with mature humor.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2006)
(2005)
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Recovery Road TV Poster Image
Teen-in-rehab drama has realistic plot, great characters.
Network: Freeform
(2016)
(2016)
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Undeclared TV Poster Image
First-rate college dramedy has drinking, sexy stuff.
Network: Fox
(2013)
(2001)
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Please Like Me TV Poster Image
Aussie show tackles tough issues with humor.
Network: Pivot
(2015)
(2014)
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