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pacifying a child when he loses few marks in the exam.

7 to 11 years

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Updated on Oct 06, 2017

My son is 8 yrs old and in  class 3. He studies well and he has quest for knowledge.   But he lacks confidence and in the exam if he loses few marks he cries a lot.   He wants to participate in every competition and wants to get a prize. If he doesn't win he gets dejected. Honestly we are not putting any pressure on him to get first rank or to win any competition. How to counsel him. Please help me to handle the situation.

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| Oct 06, 2017

Thanks Shikha. I m already telling him that and will emphasize more.

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| Oct 06, 2017

hi Poonkuzhali Rajan ! I do understand and appreciate ur concern. u need to reiterate this often that 'participation is important than winning'. and he is already a winner for u.. when he gets upset after losing , please motivate him and explain to him ,he did what he could do and results are dependent not only on performance at times. I would share my own case with u, my daughter participates in the all the competitions in her school. but most of the times she is given 2nd or 3rd prize with an explanation that since u already have won first prize in other activities, u would not be given in this one. I believe teachers too have their limitations so we should respect that. hope this helps!

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