How to promote delayed gratification in children

Do you want one marshmallow now, or two in five minutes? That was the question Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel posed to several children back in 1972 in the now-famous marshmallow test that studied delayed gratification. He found that children who were able to forgo the instant reward of one marshmallow in lieu of waiting for two tended to enjoy greater success as adults. The question now is, how can we help encourage such delayed gratification with our own kids?...more

The Wait...........

I happen to love my husband more than I can contain some days! (like today) :)But there are other days while infrequent they are there and then I must WAIT until the sun shines again radiating beauty and warmth upon our relationship and so too is my wait for adoption....more