Ava loves games. LOVES them. Which is great - because I love that she's at a stage where we can play interactively and learn things like rules and turn-taking while having fun.
as most three-year-olds surely must be, she's a terrible loser. Like, if she loses, she cries and throws a fit that completely negates any fun we had playing. My husband mysteriously loses more often than not to her, which doesn't help my case, but I don't believe in letting her win because it teaches a completely false life lesson and doesn't do anything to help her become a gracious loser OR a gracious winner.
So, my question to you all is this: How do you handle your children throwing fits when playing games? We were making some headway by teaching her about asking for a rematch when she loses, so she focuses more on playing the game and less on the outcome, but this post was brought to you by this morning's massive meltdown when I won at Candy Land, so clearly our problems are not entirely solved. Any advice?