Small child

Juniors from savoir vivre, or how to teach a child how to win and lose?


Recently, a lot of time and space has been devoted talking about the physical activity of our children and it is certainly a very positive trend. As the old truth says: an aware parent is a parent armed with knowledge, so ready for action. So the parent is charged calls to run myself and the child, because the best motivator is example and joint actions.

He is also armed in the knowledge of how to choose the right sport for the child and how to support a young person. He even gets a packet of information, which thanks to his correct attitude will shape in the child and where it will pay off. It would seem that all this, however, we are still dealing with incomplete knowledge. By acting with this gap, we will skip an extremely important in socio-psychological aspect that should not be missing in our child's world and then in his adult life. What are we talking about?

Ethics and fair play

Ethics it ruleswhich we are to follow and tips where are the boundaries we allow and those we oppose. These are also norms and principles we adhere to. And finally it's like that moral backbone today so necessary.

Sounds serious and you probably ask yourself whether it is worth serious and difficult things to take carefree childhood years? Well worth it.

The easiest way to show and implement the rules of ethics in sport, which by definition is subject to certain rigors, rules and has its repetition and purpose to which it is sought.

Sport teaches among others competition, but also defeats. shows how to enjoy your successes, but also the successes of others. You can easily show our branch, how to keep good mood by competing with colleagues, how important emotions are and that they can be both negative and positive.

We have a chance to transfer how positive emotional impulse can get us to continue acting and fighting for a better result, and how negative reflexes can block us in pursuit of the goal and eliminate us from the group. If we go in this direction in learning the principles of social coexistence, we will give the child a strong weapon in adult life.

First, The awareness that we are meeting and successes and failures gives less emotional acceptance of what adult life brings us, and therefore a more rational assessment of reality. Thanks to this, it is ready for every variant, because it knows that lessons can and should be learned from each situation and each of them is a stimulus for action. Such a young man in adulthood will not break down when it is time for failure. He will know that this is the stage that you must go through to reach your goal.

Secondly, taught to enjoy the successes of others, can congratulate them. In adulthood he will not experience frustration when someone gets promoted, if he has deservedly received it, but it will motivate him to act and develop.

As well as learning how to properly accept victory and refer to rivals is an extremely important element that will either teach a child to be part of a group or show him a straight path to being an outsider.

Of course we also have to show your child that not everyone is playing fair and that there are people who value victory more than reaching it in accordance with the rules. This lesson is extremely important because the world is not made up of only noble people who value fair play activities. But when our child understands that these people lose a lot, not sticking to these rules and that it is not victory, but the style in which they apply, we will give him a priceless weapon in adulthood.

Attention! Everything we are talking about here is meaningless, when our attitude shows the child something completely different. An example goes from a parent, so let's think about how we respond to situations where someone is better than us.

Do you congratulate the winner? Are we offended and leave? Do we negate and look for the opponent's mistakes? Do we admire his style, endurance or speed? Equally important is how we behave when we win. Do we mess our nose and consider ourselves God? Do we congratulate others and tell them that it was an honor to compete with them?

No matter how you behaved dear Parent to this day. It is important that you already know how to behave from tomorrow :)

Author of the article: Katarzyna Daniek, Nordic walking instructor. The owner of the company Euforja. PSNW