How you can help your preschooler be a good sport


Thu, Aug 21, 2014 - 11:04am -- (View the original article.)

An otherwise happy child, four-year-old Joey burst into tears at a friend's birthday party when he was tagged out in a game of dodge ball. Distraught at having to leave the game, his tears quickly turned into a tantrum when he could not "try" again.

Joey's melt down is not an unusual occurrence in young children who view winning as everything and losing as a failure.

Wendy Middlemiss, PhD, associate professor of education psychology at the University of North Texas, is quoted in this article.

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