For parents with kids involved in sports and the arts -- how do you help your children overcome their frustration and disappointment when they don't do well, or as well as they'd have liked to?
Answer by gemgem at 1:15 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
We always had one rule and that was finish what you started. We never let our children bail out of a sport or activity. We made them finish it all the way through unless it was a health issue. We would always tell them, "You win some and you lose some and as long as you give your 100% that's all anyone can expect from you and we are so very proud of all that you have done."
Answer by Southerncharmes at 1:21 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
Answer by pupmom at 1:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
My son's soccer team was in first place all season until they lost a game halfway through. Then they tied one. And the last playoff game they lost, which put them in second place for the season. Well, after their loss at the playoffs, my son and some of he teammates were crying. My DH and I talked tothem as a whole and said the same thing, you can't win em all and as long as you had fun, did your best, worked as a team, followed the rules and played fairly, that's all you can do and should be proud of yourself because we are. Also, the fact that my son was getting his Heelys right after helped him get over it REALLY QUICK lol
Answer by LovingParent08 at 1:36 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
Answer by frogdawg at 4:12 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
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