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What is Will Power & Self-Discipline

The good news, it appears to be that you can.

Although evidence points to the fact that willpower if finite - meaning you only have so much and it runs out as we use it, researchers believe that - similar to body building which relies on systematic strength exercises - we can strengthen our willpower by training it.

Helping children understand that delaying immediate gratification can bring big rewards is something parents should promote as often as possible in everyday life.

The old adage: a penny saved is a penny earned, is a good reference.

Teach your children why and when it's appropriate to wait. And you will be rewarded for it.

Editor's Note: This copy was reviewed by PsychSystems, a behavioral health group practice.

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