I thought that was a pretty good explanation, especially for a 7 year old! Since hearing that conversation, I have been thinking of what self-control is for me.
When I am having a bad day and I feel like I am failing, do I turn to my Heavenly Father or do I turn to food?
When I am having a bad day and I am grumpy, do I put on some worship music and pray or do I take it out on my husband and children?
When something happens that I didn't plan on happening, do I turn it over to God and ask for His help or do I make it worse by trying to fix it?
When someone hurts my feelings, do I ask God to help me forgive them just as I would pray that others would forgive me or do I sit and have a pitty party and think of ways to hurt them back?
I'd like to say that in all these examples that I do the first response rather than the second, but that isn't always the case.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23