Self Control and Dignity 

'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.' 

Dr Seuss, Oh The Places You'll Go! 

Self-control is being in charge of your body and your actions.  Acting with dignity means treating yourself and other people with honour and respect. We can use our self control and dignity to help us to stay clean, calm and safe and to care for others. Having self control means we ‘press pause’ to think about the right way to act. Sometimes having self control means stopping ourselves from doing something we want to do because we know it will be better for other people, or us, in the long run.
When we have self control we can delay gratification, show patience, and persevere at things even when they’re hard.


We know how to act with self control and dignity. 

Year 1

Self control means I am in charge of my body.

Year 2

Self control helps me make decisions which are better in the long run, even if they're difficult now.