Is it? Is it okay to lose? That’s the message in this blogpost by Angela from Days in Bed. But I have to play devil’s advocate and present a different opinion. The message is noble and “nice” but I think it could be detrimental to the confidence, and success of our kids.
Take a look at this post and let me know whether you agree. I voiced my opinion in the comments.
My daughter wanted to win the daily maths knockouts. She wanted to get an assembly award every week. She started to come home upset when she only got 9 out of 10 in her spelling. My child felt sad when she lost a board game. In her mind she had to win everything. The world was black or white, win or lose, there was no middle ground.