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What would you say?

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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What if your child said to you "I'm sick of Nancy being better than me, smarter than me, she gives better gifts than me. She is just better at everything and I'm sick of it".

Nancy is my son's cousin (my sister's daughter). They're both 10 years old.

She isn't smarter than him. It just seems that way because she puts tremendous effort into EVERYTHING she does whereas my son...and I hate to say it....is more lazy.

So, what would you say to your child?
Posted by Anonymous on May. 16, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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_hummingbird_
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2017 at 12:06 PM
Wishes only come true with hard work.
No one is better unless you let them be.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 16, 2017 at 12:08 PM
Bump
corticosteroid
by Sapphire Member on May. 16, 2017 at 12:08 PM
1 mom liked this

"Step up your game then."

morgiefae
by on May. 16, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Yup. This. 

Quoting corticosteroid:

"Step up your game then."


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 16, 2017 at 12:09 PM

I'd say put more effort into it than her and do better. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 16, 2017 at 12:10 PM
"Why do you think Nancy does better? Are there some things you are better than Nancy at (drawing, sports, whatever)? Nancy puts a lot of effort and time into the things she does, are you willing to dedicate that much time and energy into doing the things that Nancy does?"

and... when all else fails.

"So, what? Nut up or shut up." (JK... kind of)
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on May. 16, 2017 at 12:11 PM
If you want to have a different outcome you need to change the effort you put into doing things.
Creekie.
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2017 at 12:12 PM

FFS Nancy, would you calm your shit down!  You're makin' me look bad! lol

BUT, really ... what I would say is that Nancy is not smarter or better than him.  That we are all good at different things, and we can all work towards being better at certain things.  That we should only worry about ourselves and that he should work to be the best he can be.  No matter what anyone else is doing.  

KendallsMommee
by Spoiled SAHM on May. 16, 2017 at 12:14 PM
"She also tries harder..."
K3412
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2017 at 12:15 PM

"You are good at things too, but Nancy works very hard to do things well. She spends a lot of time and effort to be good at things. I know that if you put forth that kind of effort and time, you'd be just as good at things as Nancy. You just have to try!"

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