Don’t Raise a Sore LoserTags: communication, encouragement, praise, rewards, self esteem
In North American families, children are socialized to compete and win. If you study children’s games from around the world, you’ll see that collective cultures have games that are more about how to work together, while games from individualistic cultures pit child against child to see who will top the other.
It’s embarrassing for parents who know it’s not very sporting, but it’s also hard to watch our little charges take loss with such emotional devastation. So what’s a parent to do?
Hop on over to HuffPost Canada Parents to read about 8 Ways to Not Raise a Sore Loser.
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