Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Virtue of the Month- Self Control

Our Virtue of the month for January is Self-Control.
What is self-control?
According to the dictionary it is
the ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the
expression of them in one's behavior, especially in difficult situations.”
Self-control is the control of how we express our feelings.
In order to do this, we need grace from God and a lot of practice
to gain self-control.
Throughout our school day, and even at home, we are presented
with challenges to our self-control and we must decide
how we will respond to those challenges.
Do I yell? Do I insist on doing things my way?
Montessori teaches uses the phrase “self-regulation” in place of “self-control”.
The greatest way to teach this is modeling.
We, as parents and teachers, show our children what
“self-regulation” or “self-control” looks like.
And, within our faith, we have the examples of the lives of the saints to guide us.
Following are links to three articles on self-control-
one Orthodox Christian and the other two are Montessori.
May we all grow in self-control and be the models to our children
that they need for us to be.
May it be blessed,

Mrs. Blankenstein

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