Common Childcare Mistakes That Parents Should Avoid

Don’t: Ask “Did You Win?” At The End Of Games/Competitions

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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Keith Johnston
Photo Credit: Unsplash / Keith Johnston

We all want to see our kids succeed in their areas of interest and it’s far too easy to get caught up in the competition yourself. If you’re not there for a game or competition, don’t ask about the scoring/placing, and especially not the “did you win?” question.

This type of questioning focuses on the outcomes rather than their performance and can lead your child to develop perfectionism later on in life, with each failure feeling devastating.