It can be tough to teach kids how to loose gracefully.

Talking openly about thoughts and emotions involved in the competitive nature of playing a game can help.

Explain to your child that sometimes we loose because our skills are not a strong as our opponent’s skills, or sometimes its just bad luck, or bad timing.

Giving your child specific ideas on what to say and do when they loose can help him or her learn how to be a good sport.

Things to Do When You Lose in a Game