The first unit of Second Step lessons that we teach at Mitchell School is entitled "Skills for Learning." The homelinks that you do with your children help them explain to you and then practice the skills of focusing attention, listening, using self-talk, and being assertive. We stress during our lessons that their ability to "boss their own brains and their own bodies" is crucial to their success in life. First graders saw the two video clips -- the Mischel marshmallow test and the Sesame Street version featuring Cookie Monster. To see the videos and to let your children see the videos again please scroll down.
This article is from MindShift -- you can read the original article and learn more at https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/01/11/research-based-strategies-to-help-children-develop-self-control/