Parenting - Behaviour | 3-18 yrs

Delaying Gratification: Why It's Important For Your Child

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Delayed gratification involves rejecting a smaller reward in the short-term in order to receive a larger reward in the long-term. For example, you can be satisfied with eating the half-ripe mango immediately or you can wait for a few days and derive greater satisfaction from eating it when it is fully ripe. 

Being able to delay gratification doesn't just mean that you receive a greater benefit in the long-term. In children, it is also a predictor of better test scores, greater ability to cope with stress and greater financial earnings. 

In the 1960s, a scientist named Walter Mischel conducted the famous 'marshmallow experiment'. This experiment became the foundation for proving the benefits of delayed gratification for children. 

So, go through this ClipBook to understand how you can invest in your children's long term happiness and teach them the valuable skill of delaying gratification.



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