Adolescent Self-Regulation

It turns out that children who show the ability to delay gratification are more likely to have successful outcomes as young adults, including more years of schooling, better coping skills to manage stress, and higher self-esteem. This tip sheet explores what self-regulation is, what factors influence its development in children, and how programs can use self-regulation concepts to help their youth make responsible decisions.


  • Community-based Organizations
  • Facilitators
  • Health Educators
  • Program Administrators