Sometimes they rebelliously do exactly what the adult authority has previously prohibited them from doing.
Children who meekly submit to parental authority often turn into rebellious teenage delinquents later, reacting aggressively to all adult authority, incapable of any self-control or self-discipline.
Regardless if you are talking to a business man, a sports player, or an artist, self-discipline is a fundamental element to success in many areas in life.
Self-discipline is commonly believed as being harsh on yourself, being limited and restricted in your life, but on the contrary, it is not.
It gives you the power to stick to your decisions without changing your mind every now and then, as it structures your approach to your goals.
It helps you to overcome addictions, procrastination and laziness.But there is still much controversy over what the best way is to foster these desired traits in children and youth.Most parents and teachers take the position that children eventually will develop inner control automatically, as a direct result of adults applying outer control (discipline).This belief still stems from the Freudian theory that claims that as children get older they will gradually internalize the early coercive controls of parents and other adults, until eventually those outer controls are transformed into inner controls and self-discipline.However, considerable evidence exists refuting this theory as well as everyday observation which is telling us that self-discipline isn’t formed that way.You wake up to your workout not because you have to, but because you want to- and that what makes a difference between successful people and unsuccessful ones.You are an entrepreneur, you take risks, you are the momentum maker, you are a leader not a follower, and you lead by example.Self-discipline means self-control, which is a sign of inner strength- that you can control you actions and reactions.It is what keeps you going when you face hard times, and makes bad times easier to get through.With self-discipline, most anything is possible.” - Theodore Roosevelt Self-discipline, by definition, is the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses.It is the ability to pursue what one thinks is right, despite temptations to abandon it.