Why It’s Healthy for Kids to Cope with Feeling Left Out Sometimes

Teaches Them to Be Motivated By Failures

Soccer coach standing with his hand on a boy's shoulder

One mommy blogger recently wrote about her experience as a child, with her father asking nightly what she and her siblings had failed at that day and then celebrating their failures as effort put forth. While this approach may not be right for your family, it is important that your child learn how not to be a sore loser and to pick him or herself up after a failure. Help them to see that failure is simply an opportunity to practice more or choose a different path.

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