04 January 2007

Are we suppose to let them win?

This question, along with any subject related to parenting is destined to spark a debate. Luckily, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one that reads this blog therefore, there's no need to worry.

Last night my 11 year old wanted to challenge me to a game of Big Brain. We borrowed one of her sisters' Nintendo DS game systems and the challenge began. I pretty much kicked her butt and anytime she would get discouraged I would remind her that I'm 25 years older than her. Hey, she still has youth and beauty, I have, well, more smarts than an 11 year old. As the competition was going strong the ds I was using suddenly aborted and said the connection had been dropped. I said, "Hey, what happened?" My daughter replied, "I turned mine off." When I asked why it turns out it was because I was winning. She said it wasn't any fun because it was obvious no matter what we did I was going to win.

So I guess my question is, should I have let her win a few just to boost her confidence? I certainly wasn't completely creaming her, at least not every time. She was doing a pretty good job holding her own in some of the areas.

If you happen across this blog by accident let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nah, keep on winning.

btw - Do win the contest?

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