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Very practical question. +1 of course! I can relate myself very well to this. My 8-yr-old daughter is very possessive winning all the time and gets upset if she loses. I tackle this my way. I'll let her win and at times, will beat her in games. But then, there's a trick. I always teach her how to play that game. And, in the beginning, when she's learning, ...


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Here's what I know for sure: every child progresses through physical development differently. Our daughter didn't walk until 15 months; some kids are walking unassisted at 9 months. Some kids skip cruising altogether and go from crawling to walking. There are many factors in development, and most of them are not "problems", just differences. To help you ...


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Games are for fun, first and foremost. Kids don't need more lessons, they need more of your love and time. Let the lessons arise naturally. If you're most concerned about the winning and losing, then perhaps you've got a lesson to learn first, before trying to teach your children one. Also, at different ages, games can be played different ways. For a small ...


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I believe this question, the related question, and all the answers I have read are missing the point a game ought to have. Where the game is not almost exclusively chance (those that are, are irrelevant to the question at hand), the point really is not if one wins or loses -- the point is to learn strategies. The type of strategy is dependent upon the ...


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I would first try to find out what brought this on. It could be something trivial, like the teacher telling kids they'll talk about what they want to be, and other kids immediately chiming in with: "a firefighter! a doctor! an astronaut!" In other words, try to find out if the fear is really a deep anxiety about life in general, or a small anxiety about not ...


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I think your daughter is simply working incomplete information -- she has analytical ability beyond her age, but the insufficient information to base her analysis on. Ask her questions -- a lot. "Why do people need to pick a career", "How long does it take to learn". This will help you understand where the knowledge gaps are so you can fill them in. Use ...


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Start by explaining to her that who she is and what she does are not the same thing. Just because two people are fire fighters, for example, does not mean they are the same people. They can think and act very differently, like very different things, and generally behave very differently when they aren't working. Once the concepts of "who you are" and ...


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If she's blessed with advanced intellect, she'll be also blessed with wits to deal with any issue! That's what I think. Many kids are advanced but then over the period of time, they become otherwise okay. She's intelligent and mature as you say and thus I believe that she will take it positively if you make her understand the system that everything happens ...



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