Weighing the Benefits of Childhood Self-Control

Now parents can tell their children an added benefit to being a good kid – growing up to have a healthier body weight. Children who exhibit self-control at an early age have a lower body mass index (BMI) 30 years later, according to a study in the Journal of Pediatrics released Thursday. Between 1968 and 1974, a group of 4-year-olds completed a delay-of-gratification test in which they were asked to wait to eat a treat such as a cookie or marshmallow that was placed in front of them. If they...Full Story
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