All How to Build Your Child's Self-Control Articles

Welcome to your child's brain. Now, here's how to understand it.

  • How to Improve Children's Social Skills

    The basics of social behavior come from the brain’s emotional system, which is an important contributor to empathy and morality from infancy through adulthood. Babies often cry when they hear another baby...

  • Exercise Improves Self-Control

    What's the Big Idea?

    The idea of “brain training” conjures up visions of children playing educational computer games and senior citizens solving Sudoku puzzles, but a great...

  • How to Build Self Control in a Preschooler

    Children whose parents were responsive at 18 months of age show more extended and imaginative play at four years, while children whose parents were directive spend more time in the immature pattern of merely...

  • How Self-Control Develops

    As any parent of a distractible seven-year-old knows, the neural circuits involved in self-control are some of the latest-developing parts of the brain. This important set of abilities is worth the wait,...

  • Why Build Self-Control?

    Want your child to be successful? Help her build self-control. Most middle-class children already receive enough cognitive stimulation to develop intelligence close to its full potential. In contrast,...

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