When Should You Teach Your Child How to Lose?

As children develop confidence they naturally become comfortable when “things don’t go their way.” When a child’s self esteem is low because they are struggling in school, feeling unsure about friendships or having a hard time at home it is more difficult to be easy going about losing a game or other activity. It is usually better for mom and/or dad to address their little one’s challenges and find ways to build up their self image before teaching them how to “lose” when playing at home.