The Five Must-Have Skills Every Child Needs to Succeed

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5. Self-Control

Aren’t we all beholden to our self-control? No matter how smart we are, if we don’t discipline ourselves and resist our desire for instant gratification, we won’t get very far. The same is true for your child, and that’s why it’s important to instill early on the importance of waiting for rewards in a variety of situations, so that your child is able to stay focused and persist through challenging circumstances – academic or otherwise!