Self-Control is “doing what is right, even when I don't feel like it.”

Imagine riding in a car that is out of control. It can be frightening and very dangerous! This is also true for people who are out of control. They can hurt themselves and other people.Teacher Pack Image

Self-control is like having steering and brakes in the journey of life. It means saying "no" to some things in order to say "yes" to something better—something that can help you reach your goals!


  1. Think before I act.
  2. Control my temper.
  3. Respect others and their belongings.
  4. Sit still and be quiet.
  5. Build healthy habits.


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Learn hand motions for the poem and song. Taught by Robert Greenlaw.

Get lyrics to the poem in the Self-Control Curriculum.

Read the full nature story in the Self-Control Curriculum.

Get music for “Choices” in the Songbook & CD set.