Let Them Eat Cake!

By |2017-05-21T16:06:06-07:00June 10th, 2011|General|

Recently I came across some psychology literature that caught my attention. The author, well-known psychiatrist Scott M. Peck, points out that one of the most important skills we can teach our children, and also practice as adults is delaying gratification.  By getting the pain over with first we set ourselves up to experience greater and more satisfying pleasure (Peck, 1978). He also talks about instilling this skill into our children as early as possible is imperative - one of the most important things we can teach them. In the Marshmallow Study (hilarious) we can see how even children who are [...]