If you have a kid that can’t handle losing a game you know how quickly the fun comes to an end. Maybe a loss results in your child storming off, throwing the game pieces, yelling or swiping the cards to the ground. Or maybe your child is a poor winner, and makes the other kids feel terrible. Do you know what many parents do about this challenge?
NOTHING! We avoid playing games because it’s miserable. And, while that approach is able to avoid the struggle in the moment, it also avoids the teaching opportunity. Instead, we can help our kids learn to be gracious winners and accept losses with dignity. Here are three things to try.