from Brain Bulletin #58 Delayed gratification! «By the time the kid’s reach high school, survey of the parents and teachers found that those 4yr olds who could wait for 2nd marshmallow grew to be better adjusted, more popular, adventurous, confident, & dependable teenagers. The children who gave in to temptation early on were more likely to be lonely, easily frustrated, & stubborn, They buckled under stress and shied away from? challenges.