Teach Delayed Gratification to Your Kids

by Parent Co. July 08, 2016

The trick to raising smart (and successful) kids is to start developing their thought processes early. ...hundreds of children were tested... ...They could either eat the marshmallow while the researcher left the room, or they could wait until the researcher came back and be rewarded with a second marshmallow... Children who, in the initial marshmallow experiment, were able to delay gratification and wait to receive the second marshmallow ended up having higher standardized test scores, lower levels of substance abuse, better responses to stress, lower levels of obesity--and so on. In conclusion, if we hope to raise our kids to be smarter, we should teach them from infancy how to delay gratification.
Source: Want Successful Kids? Science Says Do This | Inc.com



Parent Co.

Author



Also in Conversations

I’m That Mom Who Cries at Everything

by Erica Landis February 11, 2021

I cry happy tears every day, and I encourage you all to do the same. Let's all meet up in the tissue aisle one day, okay?

Continue Reading

Parents: You Can Play Hooky, Too
Parents: You Can Play Hooky, Too

by Parent Co. December 06, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up and began preparing myself for a day of parenting in quarantine, otherwise known as Extreme Multitasking: 2020 Edition.

Continue Reading

young mom with kids
To Build Your Child's Emotional Intelligence, Try These Phrases

by Parent Co December 06, 2020

As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher—responsible for their introduction not only to STEAM subjects, but also for helping them develop emotional intelligence.

Continue Reading