Lift With the Legs

I hate losing. It sucks. Nobody really likes losing though, and it takes a long time and some harsh parental skills starting from a young age to instill positive losing skills as well as gracious victory behaviour.

At 5-years-old, my son is still at the age where losing at a game results in immediate sulking. As a parent, it’s my job to teach him life skills. But as a gamer, one of my primary parental goals is to make sure he doesn’t grow up to be someone who flips the board when it looks like they’re about to lose. Tying his shoelaces, telling time from an analogue clock, and being able to cook his own meals are secondary compared to not being a sore loser that upends furniture. Followed immediately by not singing “nah na nah na na” while wiggling his bum upon a victory.