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FARGO — Children can be master manipulators.

They’re very good at trying to get what they want. They whine, cajole, beg and, if none of those tactics work, they ask another parent.


But The Village Family Service Center says delayed gratification is an important skill for children to learn, and overindulgence can result in an inability to delay gratification.

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Tracy Frank
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