April 19, 2021 |
Does My Child Have What it Takes to Succeed? (Experimenting with the Marshmallow Test on My Kids)
I had placed one large marshmallow in front of Ian and one piece of Hershey’s chocolate in front of Estelle. Then, I instructed them, “You can eat this one marshmallow now, but if you can wait fifteen minutes, I’ll give you another, and you can eat two marshmallows.” They glanced up at me, turned to each other, and then back to the marshmallow and chocolate before them.