Daughter: Hey, Dad, have you heard of the marshmallow test?
Father: Yes, I have. I did it when I was a child. Is there something you want to talk about?
Daughter: Really? I recently learned about the marshmallow test in my psychology class. It's such an interesting experiment, isn't it?
Father: Yeah, it's been found that there are differences in future success between children who eat the marshmallow quickly and those who wait, based on the observed behavior afterward.
Daughter: Yeah, it's said that children who eat the marshmallow quickly are considered to have weak self-control, which can also have an impact on their future success.
Father: That's right. Children with a certain level of self-control are able to resist for a while in order to receive a more valuable reward later.
Daughter: But how can self-control be nurtured? Should we instill it in children from an early age?
Father: That's a good question. Indeed, self-control can be nurtured through training and the environment. For example, developing patience through games and puzzles might be one way.
Daughter: I see, you can develop self-control even through play. Ah, that's good. Then, when I get scolded by Mom for playing computer games, I'll tell her about it. Besides, I don't mind not eating marshmallows placed in front of me for even an hour. I always carry Jagariko in my bag, anyway.
Father: That's my child!
Daughter: By the way, what happened when Dad did the marshmallow test?
Father: My dad didn't have Jagariko when he was a kid, so he always carried milk candy in his pocket.
Daughter: Hahaha! That's clever! So, dad got two marshmallows too, right?
Father: No, actually, I didn't get a single one.
Daughter: Huh, what do you mean?
Father: The candy stuck to my teeth, causing my dental crown to come off, and when I showed it to the experimenter, I was kicked out of the room.
Daughter: Hahaha. Dad has always been silly since childhood. I'm glad I take after mom.