Being a Winner or a SportsmanMy sons love their bikes and Hot Wheels—anything that moves really. My younger son, in particular, is a car fanatic. The boy can name makes of cars from far away. He recently said he wants a Tesla. He’s three.Along with his penchant for motors is a competitive streak. Bike riding…
Those moments right after a game—win or loss—are critical to your young athlete’s enjoyment and improvement.
Losing, when you are used to winning, can be hard. How do you maintain composure after defeat?
He was dynamic and funny, and had just the right dash of pathos. Game over.
Professional sports are for sure competitive, where it seems the life skill of winning and losing has been skewed.
If you’re trying to get a read on the quality of your son’s sportsmanship, spend time observing how he handles his emotional reactions to winning and losing.
Losing is never easy to take, but it’s a crucial part of the equation.
So how can you get them to understand that losing is part of life?
The intense shame of competing in the Olympics, but not winning, has never left Kevin Hall.
This week we talk about winning and losing and the lessons learned from competing, while interviewing John Salley.
Number 1: You’re asking yourself this question in the first place.
I push, I run, I retreat, I test you — because I don’t know how else to admit that I’m scared of losing you.
Being a loser doesn’t mean you’re worthless, it means you are able to handle taking a loss and keep going. That’s what I’m trying to teach my kids.—In recent months my son has become obsessed with WWE and all things wrestling. For Christmas Santa brought him an Xbox One (a present I was incredibly reluctant…
Is failure better than not trying? Andrew Books, father of a high school wrestler, shares how losses teach as much, or more than, wins.
Douglas Gertner’s son tends to misplace quite a few things, but…sometimes, so does he.
Kaya Adler had to forgive her cheating ex before she could be happy.