A dad’s blog post about why he and his wife never let their kids win at games has sparked conversations online.
The dad in the Lunchboxdad.com article says he loves his kids and wants them to learn something.
He says they aren’t ultra competitive, and don’t rely on complex strategies to come out on top, but they want their kids to know about winning and losing.
And when they play, sometimes the kids do win.
No matter the score, he says he’s always proud of his kids and wants them to succeed.
What kind of horribly competitive parents would do this? We are the kind of parents who love our kids and who actually want them to learn something about winning AND losing as they grow up. Somewhere along the line our culture came to the conclusion that our kids must win at everything. Every participant gets a trophy and we don’t use red marks on school papers. Well sorry kids, that doesn’t fly in our house and we will never “let” you beat us.