Saturday, March 24, 2012

Our culture says, "EAT THE MARSHMALLOW," but....

"It's the kids' job to push against the limits; it's our job to set the limits." --Dr. David Walsh

Click HERE to learn more about the famous 1972 Stanford experiment that showed the strong correlation between a child's ability to delay gratification and her future success in college, friendship, and popularity.

That's right, kiddos--if you can wait for good things, your life will likely be happier than those who are ruled by their impulses. Reason over nerve endings, I say.

The first project I ever made at Teacher School was a little sign that said, "Grandma's Rule: First eat your dinner--then you can have dessert." I had never heard of the Marshmallow Test, but I was right on: Grandma was teaching us an awesome life lesson.

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." --Ps 27:14

1 comment:

  1. Very encouraging video Carmen. My husband and I give no excuses for all the "NO"s we say to our 12 yr old daughter. No cell phone. No video games. No Facebook. No email. No boyfriends. She is a lone wolf in her pack, but yet very popular and has a wonderful reputation with her teachers and coaches. At times I look around and feel too strict, but I get over it quickly:)

    Miss Mayo