Definition specifically related to the family context
Parents who demonstrate self-control can interact effectively with family members in stressful situations. This skill allows parents to identify, understand, manage, control and overcome their emotions and those of family members. They also recognize that their emotions can serve as a guide to decision-making.
Self-control draws on sound knowledge of one’s self and personality, as well as healthy self-acceptance and understanding of others. Thus, parents are able to identify contexts and circumstances that may trigger negative emotions, anxiety and impulsivity, subsequently controlling and managing them more effectively.
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