Question: Extracurricular Activity suggestions for 7 yr old who hates losing
My 7 year old detests losing. Can anyone suggest any activities that I can sign him up for that this trait will not present a problem?
Sibbyo writes: If you don’t mind me saying, maybe you should ask yourself and him some different questions like what kinds of activities does he enjoy most? Does he like physical or mental challenges? Steer his activities towards his interests and aptitude, rather than away from competitive situations. If you try to avoid situations where he has to deal with defeat, he will never learn how to cope. Let’s face it, there are lots of times in our lives where we are on the losing end of things and we need to learn to handle it gracefully. We learn that, for better or worse, from experience.
Anisha writes: I would highly recommend piano lessons.
Emily writes: You might look into group activities, like scouting or 4-H.
gazelle writes: In life sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. I have been telling my daughter that from a very young age. Let them know its ok when they lose. Nobody and I mean nobody wins all the time. A hard lesson but a necessary one. Good Luck.