A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Proverbs 25:28

Today I simply want to point you to a powerful post by Ann Voskamp in which she points out the vast difference between trying to control others and self control.  In fact over controlling our children – micromanaging them – will diminish their opportunities to grow self-control!!
“The truly wise become deeply humble. They realize that the only kind of control the Bible endorses – indeed, commands – is self-control.”  Ann Voskamp
Make sure to read her post:  What to Do When You May or May Not be a Control Freak