Soccer (football), rugby, hockey, and so much more is available for our children to be part of. The wonderful bonus of these sports is not only are our children being active but learning the art of working as a team. There is no way you can play these sports solo and win.
Every player depends on each other. This skill is definitely something my Master 7 needed (still needs) to learn. With his highly competitive nature and a ‘know it all’ attitude, it is extremely hard to watch my son on the sports field.
How do you not squash the healthy competitive side and balance it with sportsmanship? I have found I let each match take place, support from the sidelines and hope that with another week gone by, he has learnt that we all work together to get the win and I also hope that he shakes the hands of the winning team… Sadly my biggest hope is that after such great efforts in play that he does not fall apart on me with great moans and groans when the game ends.
I handle the tantrums as the benefit out ways the 5min melt-downs!
How does your child react in a team sport situation? I feel after writing this that I may need some advice. 🙂
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