Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I’m the Best

Well, not really. A painfully awkward adolescence cured me of that notion. But, many young children do struggle with needing to win every game, or wanting to be the best at everything. This can lead to poor sportsmanship and, quite frankly, too much pressure!

Lucy Cousins has a creative and colorful book to address this behavior in preschoolers called, as you may have guessed, I’m the Best. Clad in crazy plaid pants, dog is accompanied by a madcap group of competitive friends including a ladybug, a mole, a goose and a donkey. Help your child learn to balance self-confidence and an empathy for others.  Make a special time for sharing individual "bests" of the day as a family.  My dad, for example, was always best at napping.

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