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Building Self-Control in children-interesting NY Times article

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I try to give my kids opportunities to choose self control. My parents controlled the sugar at my house. Now that mine are 8, 10, 12 they are usually in charge of when and how much sugar they consume. It's been a slow process. The ground rules are that food groups must be consumed, and if they go overboard, the sugar managing comes back under mom control.


I'm looking for more opportunities.


One came up with utube. I told the 8,10 year old I'd rather they weigh the lego videos and tell me some things they find that aren't ok rather than me preview everyone. I showed them how to favorite people who consistently post decent material. I spot check frequently. I figure they are going to need a lot of self control on the internet. We'll see how this goes.

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