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Self-control in young children predicts later success

Researchers at the University of Otago, and other international colleagues, have found that children who display self-control skills such as sticking at a task or being self-disciplined are less likely to be involved in criminal behaviour as adults. In addition to this, these children are more likely to be healthy and successful as adults. The authors say that even small increases in self-control would be beneficial for society.

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