Member question:

Does anyone have any thoughts on board game troubles (7 yr old boy). He can’t stand losing, so dad and I struggle with when to just let him win and when to be tough on him. Last night dad bought Boardwalk first, and he was so angry he completely shut down, didn’t finish the game, and wouldn’t let any of us enjoy any part of the rest of the evening we had planned. We were trying to decide whether to just put the game away for good, or keep playing it and struggling through it until he “learns” that he won’t always win at everything. Not fun for any of us though.


Rachel’s response:

I personally think that you should try these again… but I’d help him with some calm-down strategies first. (See my post above for what to do if he won’t practice.)