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Your Child’s Unlikely Key to Success

March 22, 2014


What do you think is a greater predictor of success in life–a high IQ score or the ability to delay gratification?

In the late 1960’s, a researcher named Walter Mischel conducted a simple experiment: A child is seated at a table in a small, empty room and the researcher places a marshmallow or a cookie on the desk in front of him and says, “You can eat it now, or, if you can wait, I’ll go and get you another one.” Mischel and his team conducted this experiment on hundreds of kids and have followed them throughout their adult lives. Continue Reading…

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