Hecks No! Dude is 8, does he get pouty when his friends win!? Who better to learn sportsmanship from then a parent.
Don't treat him like a baby. Go ahead and honestly win. If you don't then you will raise a self-entitled, spoiled, unrealistic kid - and that is a true diservice to him.
You've kinda overthought the situation :) Though your right you shouldn't always let him win it'll teach him that in life you can't always win sometimes you lose and he'll just have to expect it. Otherwise when he plays with other kids he wont handle it well when he loses.
No. Kids need to learn that life is not perfect and the other guy needs to win sometimes.
often times i will let my nephew win because we are just having fun and we laugh about it - give a reason to make your child smile and laugh - other times i win and teach him some of the moves that i know since he is a middle school basketball pla<x>yer
Was just a bar grill and my son wanted to play me in darts despite the fact I have several trophies for darts playing 301 he hit 2 double bills eyes I was cheering him on then he was down to double digits so I was explaining how to multiply ahead of time he got mad at me said he was winning and knew how to play I let him shoot then I got mine to 25. He shot again I was shooting from another dart board next to ours the whole game told to watch this hit a bulls eye and my wife thinks im an *** when j tried to teach him my mom never let me win
Well it's okay to win once in a while....as a child I never liked when my dad beat me in snakes and ladders.....well it's not about like or dislike i guess....<br />
It's about showing them subtly the shades....of good days and not so good days.
I think it depends on the game and the age of the child. If it's a game that both have the same chance of winning, I see nothing wrong with the parent/adult winning. Children can and should learn as soon as possible that not all the games they play will result in a win for them. A child should be challenged. I have played many hours of Wii with my granddaughter; golf, tennis, some of the physical challenge type games; board and card games, etc; there are some that she can beat me nearly every time and there are others that I am more accomplished with. Although, I have tried to instill in her that they are just games, and a win or loss isn't going to matter.