There’s no “I” in TEAMFamily
My 4 year old has become addicted to playing wii…okay, so have my husband and I.
For his birthday, my son received a driving wii game and its become part of our everyday routine.
There’s challenges and battles and races and we have a blast playing all together.
However, yesterday we realized that my son has become all about winning. He doesn’t like it if we place first or even higher than him. My son has become quite the competitor.
After a few games yesterday, and my husband and I joking around that he beat him, my 4 year old started to cry. He hated the fact that he didn’t win. However, when he wins and is all “haha, I beat you”, he thinks it’s okay.
So we had to sit down and talk to him and tell him that if he doesn’t like us saying that to him, he can’t turn around and tease us with it.
We also tried to explain that games are not about winning or losing or who comes in first. Its about having fun.
He isn’t convinced. But we will now try to instill that in him every game we play and with every future sport or activity that we sign him up for.
How have you been successful teaching your kids about winning and losing?