Recently I attended a talent show audition where about 35 youth were performing their various skills in hopes of winning one of the 5 top places. Only 5 people or groups would be chosen to go on to the next level. All these kids poured their hearts into what they were doing and many were disappointed when they weren’t selected as one of the top 5.
It got me to thinking. I wondered how their parents helped them walk through the disappointment. In fact, I actually did overhear one parent telling her child, “It was rigged.” It made me wonder if that response would affect the way this child handled disappointments later in life.
So? How do you help your children overcome disappointments? What would your words have been if your child had not been one of the top 5 in the talent show?
How do you deal with disappointments in your own life?