Frank’s Blog : Instead, Ask Your Child This.

Miss Val (Valorie Kondos Field), a retired American gymnastics coach, and former ballet dancer, gave some tips on what questions to ask your child after playing a game.

Instead of asking “did you win?” ask these questions:

What did you learn today?

Did you help a teammate out?

Did you figure out how to have fun at working really hard at something? (her favorite one and mine too!)

And she says be quiet and really listen to what they say. Their response will be different from child to child, so it’s a way to get to know each child and see what their strengths are.