Don’t “Let” Children WIn. (6-29-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip

Decide:     Winning is about a personal performance not about “beating” someone else.

Practice:       Play a game with your child and play it honestly.  Don’t “let him win.”

If he wins, don’t talk about the fact that he beat you.  Instead talk about the great things he did that made him win the game.

If he loses and has a hard time, talk with him about how yucky disappointment can feel and how it is a signal that you need to practice more to get better at something.

Let us know which tips you like the best or any others you think of that you want to pass along to others.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, KING ARTHUR’S VERY GREAT GRANDSON.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Aggression in Kids.