Self-control is something that even the most well put together adults struggle with from time to time. After all, it can be hard to be patient when you really want something right now. But there is that self-regulatory voice in your head that guides you to do the proper thing in social, work, and emotional settings. And since self-control is developed over time, teaching kids early how to grow and listen to that internal voice is what will help them thrive now and well into their futures.