Posted by: coachingparents | November 23, 2009

Importance of Self Regulation

…one of several findings in the growing body of research on “self-regulation” — people’s ability to stop, think, make a plan and control their impulses. It’s not a universal skill, as many grown-ups’ credit card bills attest. But it turns out that “these are really the same skills you need to do well in school,” and potentially in life, says Megan McClelland, an Oregon State University professor who studied the game. More important in this back-to-school season, it appears that self-regulation can be taught — though certain practices of modern parenting might not be helping matters. Find original USA TODAY article here  #mce_temp_url#


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