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Too Much Whining While Waiting? Tips to Foster Patience in Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Waiting Is Not Forever Do you know Veruca Salt? She’s the spoiled, impatient young girl from Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was made into the classic Willy Wonka movie. Veruca … Continue reading

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I Want It NOW! How to Help Preschoolers Develop Self-Control

By Molly Breen For preschoolers (and for lots of adults) it is hard to wait for a turn; it takes self-control. Waiting, or delaying gratification, can be a big developmental challenge. Preschoolers want what they want, and they want it … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: Homework as Effective Practice Toward Self-Regulation

by Richard Cash, Ed.D., Free Spirit Publishing author of Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century “Study without thought is vain; thought without study is dangerous.” –Confucius Hardly a day goes by in school without someone bringing up … Continue reading

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