Help your child learn how to win and lose well

Encourage your child to congratulate their opponent when they lose, and not boast when they win. Talk about the game afterwards and help your child to see where they did well and areas where perhaps they could have done better.

  • Encourage your child to do their best at all times
  • Recognise good sportsmanship in your child and others
  • Don’t be the ugly parent at your child’s events – cheer good play by both sides and don’t abuse players or referees

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Stimulate your child’s curiosity

Help your child to become more aware of the world around them; encourage them to ask questions and help them find out answers.

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Helping your child handle peer pressure

As kids grow older they are increasingly influenced by their friends, which can create conflict with parents.