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Episode 45:

How to Flip the Script on Your Child’s Impulse Control: 5 Game-Changing Tips

Ever feel like you’re constantly putting out fires at home because your young person struggles with self-control? You’re not alone, and the good news is, there’s a solution!

In this episode, I dive deep into the transformative power of teaching self-control skills to your young person. And I’m not just talking about resisting a marshmallow here (remember the classic Stanford Marshmallow Experiment?); we’re talking about life-changing benefits that will make your family environment happier, more peaceful, and yes, less stressful for you!

Whether your young person is a toddler or a teen, or even if they struggle with attention issues like ADHD, this episode is packed with actionable tips and strategies to set them—and you—up for success. We’ll cover different types of self-control, from impulse control to emotional regulation, and give you the tools to implement these lessons at home.

And here’s the cherry on top: To make it super easy for you to put these insights into action, I’ve created a FREE homework helper that complements this episode. It’s designed to guide you through the journey of instilling self-control in your young person, complete with exercises tailored to your family’s unique dynamics.

👉 [Click HERE to download Your Homework Sheet]

You’ll Learn:

[0:00] The Marshmallow Test Revisited: I kick off the episode with a deep dive into the classic Marshmallow Test and introduce a 2023 update that flips the script. You won’t believe how family habits change the game!

[9:52] The Science of Self-Control: Ever wondered why self-control is such a big deal? In this segment, I explore what self-control really means and why it’s a cornerstone for success, happiness, and a peaceful family life.

[13:46] The Self-Control Trifecta: Think self-control is just one thing? Think again! I break down the three essential types of self-control—impulse control, emotional control, and task initiation—that you’ll want to teach your young person.

[16:56] Your Self-Control Toolkit: Get ready for actionable insights! I share my top 5 tips for improving self-control in your young person – complete with examples for both kids and teens. These are practical strategies you can start using today.

So if you’re ready to hit the family jackpot by boosting your young person’s self-control, don’t miss this episode. Your future self will thank you!

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Self-Control Strategies That Work: Improve Your Child or Teen’s Impulse Control Today

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