Lessons in Losing

“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser,” said Vince Lombardi, famously. We don’t necessarily subscribe to that philosophy in our household, but both Veronica and I believe it is important to teach our kids to win and lose. We never believed in playing games until everyone won. We preferred to allow […]

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My Companion, My Scorekeeper

On the surface, it doesn’t sound like much. Sunday, Riley had a late-afternoon soccer game, and I had an early evening adult league hockey game. The choice for Ryan was simple. Either attend Riley’s game, or mine. It was an easy choice for Ryan. He declared he would attend my game, and keep score — […]

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