Teaching Our Kids to Win at Losing (Guest: Dr. Frank Sileo)

No one enjoys losing at anything, but the ability to manage loss well, and to grow from the experience, is as much a skill as any other.

The same holds true for winning. No one likes an arrogant, boastful winner who gloats over a victory.

The good news is that the skills of winning and losing can be encouraged and taught to our children. Our guest on this program, psychologist Dr. Frank Sileo, believes it is critical that our children learn early on how to share, follow instructions, handle feelings, try their best, and manage both winning and losing with grace, dignity and respect. He will share with us some excellent insights and ideas for helping youngsters with these skills.

Dr. Sileo, an accomplished speaker and active writer, is the Executive Director of The Center for Psychological Enhancement in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has authored several books specifically for children. Two of them, Toilet Paper Flowers and Hold the Cheese, Please! have the distinction of being the only books written for children on Crohn’s Disease and lactose intolerance. Frank’s latest book, Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing, addresses the topic of this program. (27:17)


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