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The next time your child loses, use the opportunity to help him or her learn from the situation. Have your child draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper. On the top of one side write Good and on the top of the other side write Improve.
First, on the Good side, write down all of the things he or she did well. Then, on the Improve side, write down all the things he or she could have done better. Look at the list of things to work on and come up with ways to practice or fix them for the next time. Remind your child that everyone wants to win, but we don’t learn nearly as much when we do; losing is an opportunity to raise his or her game to the next level.
We all want our children to be winners and to protect them from life’s
cruel realities, but unfortunately, losing is a fact of life and we do
them an injustice by insulating them from it. The next time your child loses, use the opportunity to help him or her learn from the situation.