In an One-Demand World, Teach Your Girl Self Control

Your daughter is growing up in an “on-demand” world. Shopping sites that deliver within 24 hours, rideshare apps that instantly find drivers, and grocery curbside pickup are all novelties that may be common to her.

With so much at our fingertips, it’s no wonder that many of today’s youth struggle to develop self-control and live on impulse instead.

Ask your girl to create a list of things she does impulsively. Maybe it’s checking her phone every two minutes, or going straight for the TV right after school. Help her find ways to spend her time more intentionally. That might mean turning off notifications to ditch the phone habit or completing homework before grabbing the TV remote.

Over time, she will learn to give up impulsivity for intentionality.

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American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.