When Seth plays a sport he’s never tried before, the boy quickly breaks down into “I’m a loser, everyone is better” mode.
Do I handle these situations correctly? Sort of. While I try to emphasize with Seth, I oftentimes slide into the tough love mode. “Get over it already!”
This was especially true as Seth practiced his golf on the driving range this Saturday. The self-recriminations were quickly boiling to the top:
“Everyone hits the ball farther than me.”
“The ball won’t pop up!”
“I stink at this.”