Don’t delay: Having to wait doesn’t help young kids exercise self-control

 ADHD in the News 2015-11-10

Would your ability to resist a tantalizing cookie improve if you had to wait a few seconds before you could reach for it? The idea that natural urges 'die down' with time seems intuitive, but new research shows that it's being reminded about what not to do, not the passage of time, that actually helps young children control their impulsive behavior