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Your children’s successes are not yours

Today’s haiku on parents who are far too invested in the outcome of their progeny’s sporting events
So they lost. Big deal.
Back off and get your own life.
They’ll thank you for it.

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About Jeannine Bergers Everett

Writer, musician and Red Sox fan. Escaped prisoner of corporate life finding new my new purpose mid life, starting with happily blogging essays and poetry at Mobyjoecafe and Momaiku. Known for humorous but philosophical take on parenting and life's other absurdities. Lover of french food and african dance. Just finished first novel and hoping for the best.

3 responses »

  1. Haha, being a teacher of those very children I do so heartily agree. Learn resilience through occasionally losing a race or a mark.

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  2. I try to ask my child “what have you learned?” “What are you going do differently next time?” Seem this shift his focus away from failure to next action he has to take.

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