⚾The importance of sportsmanship

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  1. Karen L says:

    Great post! I just wrote an entry for my blog (which I haven’t posted yet) about how I have three boys, and none of them are sporty! While sometimes I wish they were, the important thing is that they learn how to treat people well in good or tough situations, just like you capture. I love your son’s comment at the end!

  2. radhika17 says:

    This is such an important lesson to be taught, truly. Kids these days are mostly taught to chase and win, not to accept whatever result comes out which often leads to wrong behavior, depression and anger issues. I am not a mom yet, but I have younger siblings and a niece and I make sure to teach them to accept their loss whenever we play among ourselves. Great post, thanks Caroline!

    Expressing Life

  3. Krysti says:

    Completely agree with you! I played sports when I was a kid and I loved it and think it was so good for me x

  4. Jenni Petrey says:

    Good sportsmanship is such a great things for children to learn. It is one thing that we have instilled in both my children.

  5. I can remember being in primary school and losing in sporting tournaments. It was very, very hard to be a good sport. Some days you didn’t want to shake their hands at the end of the match, but it was a good learning curve. Sports are good for development on so many levels 🙂

    • Carlie says:

      Yes! It is definitely hard when you’re a kid, but a lesson we all need to learn in order to deal with life on life’s terms! Thanks for your insight! 🙂

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