Teach Patience with Help from Mrs. Good Choice

Mrs. Good Choice is a former public school teacher, principal, and teacher evaluator, who has spent her life teaching children to make wise choices. She now wants to help parents and educators to do the same!


We live in such a fast paced world, how is it possible to teach our children patience when we don’t have them ourselves? Have you found yourself feeling at the end of your rope when dealing with young children? Parents and teachers alike are the key role models in all children’s’ lives. It is our job to Remain Calm and Carry On.

Children are like small magnets that pick up everything they see and hear. It is our job as adults to be the best role models possible. Model the best way to stay calm in various situations. Try not to over react. Keep an even tone voice.

When you raise your voice it teaches children to do the same. And if you do it frequently, children learn quickly how to tune you out. When you are feeling frustrated, tell your child and explain that you may need a time out. And remember to take deep breaths.

Young children need to be taught the difference between having good and bad patients. That being said, research shows that a child’s ability to control impulses and delay gratifications is highly predictive of a child’s future academic success.

Without the skills and ability to be patient, children may have a difficult time listening, attending to instruction, and learning.

Some ways to teach patience and self control are to play games that reinforce expectations; stop and go, loud and soft, whisper and shout. Use music and songs like the Hokey Pokey to help with these skills. It is possible to make waiting concrete by using a kitchen timer.

I have learned over the years that what children need most is a predictable environment where they know the rules and expectations along with consequences. Children want structure along with being loved.

Please know that I am here to help YOU! Contact me at dawn@mrsgoodchoice.com.

Dawn Young

Dawn Young

Blessings until next time,

Dawn Young Ed.S                                                                                       Author & Motivational Speaker






Mrs. Good Choice says, “Never give up on your dreams!”

Mrs. Good Choice is a former public school teacher, principal, and teacher evaluator, who has spent her life teaching children to make wise choices. She now wants to help parents and educators to do the same!


Happy 2015! Wow another year has come and gone in the blink of an eye. When I think back about my life in 2014, I am blessed to say that I have accomplished one of my life goals. It has always been a dream of mine to write a children’s book with a great message.

My life passion has been spent trying to teach children the importance of Making Good Choices for a Lifetime. When I retired from education in 2013, my heart told me that I was not finished teaching or leading children and adults in the right direction. God granted me the opportunity to write and have published my first children’s book, The ABC’s of Making Good Choices.

Because of God’s loving hand in the whole process, I didn’t have to send my book off to numerous editors and companies and wait for months for a response. Everything happens in his time. Currently, I have six more books published in the Mrs. Good Choice Series.

This past year I have spent time visiting numerous community events and elementary schools sharing the importance of making good choices to children. If my message helps change one child’s life, than it has all been worth it. I am excited about my new journey.

Currently, I am in the process of writing my own autobiography. God has confirmed to me that it is time for me to share my own story about being born legally blind. I am so blessed to have been born to parents that raised me to believe in myself and never give up on my dreams.

So one of my goals for 2015 is to encourage parents to believe in themselves and raise their own children to do the same. No matter, what your own story is you are not alone. You may have been born with a disability, born into an economically disadvantaged family, developed a rare disease or illness, have overcome a drug or alcohol addiction, know that God is available to help you. And so am I!

I am here to tell you that you can be anything YOU want to be and do anything YOU want to do! All it takes is hard work, perseverance, and prayer.

Please feel free to contact me at dawn@mrsgoodchoice.com

Blessings until next time,


Dawn Young Ed.S

Children’s Author & Motivational Speaker