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The role of each executive function skill and how parents can hone them
Self-Control Young children are often impulse-driven and lack self-control in resisting temptations. They may also find it challenging to focus attention and filter distractions. This is why a toddler will grab a toy out of the hands of another child or even hit another child. It’s perhaps why a preschooler simply cannot resist that bar of chocolate, even though they have already had dessert. But as children grow older, there is noticeable improvement in their impulse control, which will continue to develop.