Twins Dell and Pete are so much alike. They like the same games, they run the same pace, and they both love ice cream. But at home, they have a rule: only one sweet treat a day. When it comes to having a treat now or waiting for something better later, Dell and Pete are very different.  See how they face a series of humorous choices that test their ability to stay strong in the face of temptation.

Hear author, Dan Graham, PhD, read How Can I Wait When There’s a Treat on My Plate? aloud.

by Dan Graham, PhD

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Dan Graham, PhD, is a faculty member in applied social and health psychology at Colorado State University. His research focuses on promoting healthy eating and physical activity. He lives in Colorado.

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  • How Can I Wait When There’s a Treat on My Plate?

    Dan Graham, PhD

    It’s hard for some kids to wait for something that they really want! A marshmallow now or ice cream later? In this lively, rhyming picture book, twins Dell and Pete face a series of humorous choices that test their ability to stay strong in the face of temptation.

    Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that explores techniques to help kids build impulse control and learn to delay gratification. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that explores techniques to help kids build impulse control and learn to delay gratification.