Delayed Gratification

Studies have shown that a child’s ability to tolerate delayed gratification is a significant predictor of success in life. Having the ability to control oneself and put off immediate rewards for greater ones in the future has a definite advantage in our modern world. Unfortunately, more than ever, children are frequently exposed to situations that work against the development of this ability. With constant entertainment at their fingertips, children have much fewer opportunities to grow in this area than they have in the past.