3. Not Better than, but the Best You Can Be

Everything these days seems to be a competition. Why not try to remind your child the only person she has to consider when trying to do better than last time is herself? If they outdo their 3-point shooting average on the court, fantastic!

Who cares if itโ€™s not the highest score in gym class? The momentum is moving in the right direction. When your 9-year-old takes off his water wings, whatโ€™s the difference if heโ€™s the last person in swim class to take the plunge? In the end, the only person either of you will probably remember in that class is him.

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