Losing is a very important part of life , and as such, it is important that we teach our children to win and lose gracefully. Even the smallest children can be very competitive when they are playing with others, something that can make them feel anxious and frustrated in the case of not having won.
Losing is a very important part of life, and as such, it is important that we teach our children to win and lose gracefully. Even the smallest children can be very competitive when they are playing with others, something that can make them feel anxious and frustrated in the case of not having won.
Children should understand to avoid frustrations in the competition que, that losing does not mean that something bad has happened or that it is incapable in any specific area. Many times (always) perder losing means learningso that the next time we can do better, it is a bit like when we make mistakes: we always learn something new. Losing can be positive for children When children compete
they need to feel the support, encouragement and understanding
of their parents so that they learn that losing does not have to be something painful, far from it! It must be something comfortable. But learning to lose does not always come in an innate way in children and that is why it is important to learn to do so. Then we will give some strategies so that from now on your children find it much easier to play and lose. How to teach a child to lose and not feel bad
Some ways to teach your child to lose and not feel bad are the following:
Let your child lose. Sometimes parents do not let their children lose when they play at home thinking that this will help them build a better self-esteem. Nothing is further from reality. If you let your child win he will not always know how to handle the situation when he loses and the low tolerance for frustration will appear. Losing or 'not winning' is a very important part of life and you should see it as an opportunity to teach your child through these experiences.2. Emphasize the process.The result is not what should be imported, but the process. While everyone wants to win, you have to know how to change the focus and that children see that giving the best of themselves and striving during the process is much more important.
3. Praise your child when he knows how to lose. Do not praise him only when he wins, do it also when he knows how to lose. The positive praise when your child tries hard and also handles the loss are really important, phrases like: 'I am very proud of you, after your effort you have lost as a champion', will make a difference in your child.
If your child feels empathy, understanding and support after having lost, it will never affect him or her for the worse. In addition it is also very important that as a parent, you teach by example and if you ever lose something, see that absolutely nothing bad happens in you and that you use it to learn and not to throw in the towel.