Should children learn self-control?

The ability of young children to control their emotional and cognitive impulses, it turns out, is a remarkably strong indicator of both short-term and long-term success, academic and otherwise.

Developing executive function skills (as these skills are called) is a matter of practice not (just) of genes and early childhood experiences.

via Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control?

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Learn to increase your awareness

Want to live more consciously? Wonder what that even means? Here are 4 posts by Deepak Chopra that talk about “skills in consciousness.”

[Skills in consciousness] are skills that anyone can learn – and benefit from – even though people casually use “consciousness” and “awareness” in a fuzzy way. Being aware isn’t passive.

The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills: