Helping kids deal with losing

Defensive end Jason Buckman (#3 white ? note the knee brace!!) recovers a fumble during the Lower Merion Aces' 20-7 victory over arch-rival Radnor Raiders.

April 2, 2010 8:44:26 AM PDT
In sports, as in life, there are winners and losers. Should we as parents try to urge our kids away from competitions they cannot win, fearing for their self-esteem? Some people may say "yes." But I don't think so. In fact, I think that in some cases, losing on the field, court, ring or rink may help kids win in life. Here's why.