Self-control is the ability to say no to my wrong desires and yes to what God wants me to do.
Encourage your child to pray this prayer for self-control:
Father, please help me to say no to sin and yes to obedience and pleasing you. I really want to do whatever you want me to do, but it’s too hard by myself. I need your help all the time to say “yes” to you. Please help me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
from Get Wisdom!
Jesus taught his disciples how to pray the Lord’s prayer word for word. One way to teach your children to pray is to follow his example and teach them how to pray specific prayers.