The social and emotional development in the early childhood years creates a foundation for the rest of that child’s life. The work of developmental psychologists like Walter Mischel has contributed to a lot of that understanding.
Check out the following video featuring Walter Mischel addressing his famous “Marshmallow test” with 4-year-olds. After viewing the video answer the following questions:
- What is the relationship between the delay of gratification and success in later life? How does this relate to self-control?
- What could be done to foster delay of gratification?
- Based on the video and the material from Chapter 9, what advice would you give to parents to strengthen their child’s self-control? Use a quote from your text to justify your response. Be sure you list your reference at the end of your work in correct APA format.