“Childhood Self-Control Predicts Adult Health and Wealth” is the headline reporting on a new study on self-control (here’s a much more extensive analysis of the study and yet another analysis — this one is from TIME Magazine). Here’s an excerpt:
A long-term study has found that children who scored lower on measures of self-control as young as age 3 were more likely to have health problems, substance dependence, financial troubles and a criminal record by the time they reached age 32.
I think I’ll incorporate a short read aloud from this report or the study itself into my lesson on self-control, specifically on the famous marshmallow study.
I’m adding this link to My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.