Losing is a big issue at my house. Michael shares exactly what I try to do with my children, and honestly, we as parents need to practice losing as well sometimes. While it’s never easy to lose, everyone can’t win all the time. This post includes excellent advice for every parent and teacher.
Originally posted on Topical Teaching:
The Olympic Games is not about winning but about competing. In every competition there are winners and losers. Our athletes have the potential to show our children how to win with dignity and humility and how to deal with the disappointment of losing. I think its fair to say swimmer James Magnussen could have reacted with more class after his performance in the relay team proved underwhelming.
Courtesy of momtastic.com below are five tips for teaching children how to lose:
Putting the emphasis on giving your best.
While everyone wants to win, shift the focus from winning to giving your best and to having fun. Explain that playing the game is like the cake and winning is like the frosting on top. It’s sweet, but the cake can be enjoyed without the frosting too.
Providing your child with opportunities to lose.
While it can be tempting to let your…
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