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You can go ahead and punch yourself in the face if you want. Or you can use a little self-control.

Key Points:

  • Self-control is all about controlling your own actions and not just doing whatever you want.
  • You can have self-control by being nice to your brothers and sisters or by being careful what you eat.
  • If you get really frustrated or annoyed, try taking a time out.

Quote This:

As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both – winning and losing – get easier.  – Rafael Nadal

See Also: Character

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Have you ever lost control? What happened?
  3. If you have ever lost your temper, how did that help you? Did it hurt you or someone else?
  4. Does it matter to control what you eat? Why?
  5. How can having good self-control help you? Give one example.
  6. How can having poor self-control harm you? Give one example.
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.