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Delayed Gratification

One day while subbing for kindergarten at an Elementary school, the principal came in with an entire dolly of cookies. The kids hadn’t come in yet, and I was asked to help with a little experiment in delayed gratification. Each student, including me, got a cookie. We watched this fabulous video with Cookie Monster and Tom Hiddleston explaining what delayed gratification is, and then we made the deal. You can have your cookie any time you want; however, if you could wait, you would get another surprise. When would that be? What’s the prize? Even Ms. Nielsen didn’t have the answers.

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