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Help with my 7 year old

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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My ds is 7. He is very competitive. He loves to play board games, and games we create together. My issue I am having with him lately is if he starts to suspect he will not win, he either throws a fit(not crying, but gets mouthy), quits, or starts messing the game up by self sabotag. We hardly ever get to finish a game anymore. It is frustrating, and really not much fun to play games with him when you know it likely will not end well. How do I help him learn to be a better sport? I'm worried because this spring he wants to sign up for baseball, I plan to sign him up. But I'm worried how he will behave if the games don't go his way.


Any advice?

by on Feb. 21, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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mama2b100808
by Mandy on Feb. 22, 2017 at 4:19 PM

I really wish I could help. I don't know much about this kinda of thing. I do wish you luck. 

Nikolaimylove
by Member on Feb. 23, 2017 at 7:49 AM
We always try to let our kids know that its ok to lose. Unfortunately we have not quite found the quick fix to get our oldest to stay calm if he does lose a game or gets frustrated I feel when he is off his meds his mind is all over the place so its a more extreme reaction when he does fail at something. Maybe start off saying that it doesn't matter if you win or lose. Try to get him to remember how much fun he has playing a game with everyone and that you cannot always be the one to win. Its a harsh thing to tell a child they may fail at things. But life isn't a fair thing and failure is just part of the process.
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