In my eternal quest to understand the causes and consequences of low self-control, I have focused my gaze as of late on childhood adversity (abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction). While there is a large literature linking adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with a myriad of negative outcomes related to health and behavior, relatively little attention has been directed at considering the possibility that greater exposure to ACEs could be detrimental to self-control. Drawing on both the social science and neuroscience literature, I am working on a study that assesses this association across two large independent samples of adolescents. The pattern of results is clear: greater exposure to ACEs is positively associated with low self-control during adolescence. Given these findings, this area of research appears to be ripe for expansion.