ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE, REGARDLESS OF WINING OR LOSING

Success is not about winning but being happy with ones abilities and achievements. As parents, how you respond to your child’s attempts in any field will define the word ‘success’ for him and eventually determine the spirit with which he will lead the rest of his life. Therefore, if you want your child to truly succeed in life, appreciate his efforts and encourage him to participate.

Each child is unique

Where one child excels in class, the other may be a leader in field. So, don’t expect your child to succeed in every task. This will create undue pressure on him, thus marring his natural abilities.

Pushing may disturb child’s balance

If you just emphasize on winning, he may develop a fear of failure and may refuse to participate or he may become over ambitious and may not be able to take failures in his stride.

Parents are the confidence boosters

Don’t show your child how disheartened you are at his losing but be glad at his attempt. Parent’s reaction can either make or break a child’s confidence.

Wrong reasons distort child’s perceptions

Don’t ever tell your child that the judgment was unfair or biased. This will induce negative emotions of envy, jealousy and anger towards people performing better than him.

Foster the spirit of participation

Your encouragement at each step to participate, without the fear of outcome, will eventually help your child discover his hidden qualities, make him confident and infuse in him the zeal to explore and try new things. Thus, widening his horizons and opening a world of possibilities for him.

Sudha Gupta

Mrs. Sudha Gupta, Chairperson of Mother's Pride Pre-School and Presidium Senior Secondary School, is a sought-after expert on parenting.

  1. ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE, REGARDLESS OF WINING OR LOSING

    […] Success is not about winning but being happy with ones abilities and achievements. As parents, how you respond to your child’s attempts in any field will define the word ‘success’ for him and eventually determine the spirit with which he will lead the rest of his life. Therefore, if you want your child to truly succeed in life, appreciate his efforts and encourage him to participate….Read More […]

  2. Harpreet Chadha

    Truly said ma’am!!!
    Participation spirit should be inculcated in the children . They should be encouraged to be happy about the accomplishment of the task and the efforts put in by them.

  3. Bimmi Dutta

    Very nice nd important advice nd message by Sudha mam. It really helps us to think in a new way while parenting our kid.
    As A parents we should encourage our kid with his interest.

  4. Anjlika Mehta

    Truly said Ma’am!!
    Participation is the joy of experiencing togetherness. It encourages children not to give up trying. We must stand by them to appreciate their efforts.

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