Say “Yes” to “No”
The power of saying “No” to our immediate urges is one of the most fundamental and universal tools for success we can ever develop. Call it self-control, self-discipline, delayed gratification, or whatever you like – it is a key ability that enables individuals to meet their goals and face life with calm confidence. As parents, we have the opportunity to help train our children how to cultivate this critical life skill. But it isn’t easy. And our media culture will fight us every step of the way. Dr. David Walsh of National Institute for Media and the Family, has developed a new program to help parents do just that. Click here (and then click on “The Marshmallow Story”) to connect with this resource and to see a brief video where he presents a critical piece of research that illustrates the power of this principle.