What does “control” mean?

When we talk about self-control this month, the hardest piece for most of us is applying a useful definition of the word “control.” Control in this context is a journey, rather than a destination. It’s the work we’re doing, rather than the the result we’ve produced. So if I’m practicing self-control, it’s not that I’ve […]

Supporting perseverance

Perseverance is one of those concepts that parents love to hear us teach. Parents are often the people who get the fewest opportunities to see their children work hard, and it can be easy to feel like your kids just don’t try, or don’t try hard enough, or don’t keep trying long enough. And we worry; […]