blessedmom3 Posted January 27, 2011 Share Posted January 27, 2011 We are going to a regional Spelling Bee tomorrow and my 7 yo is terrified that he won't spell as good as the other children or that they will make fun of him . The competition will be for all 1st-8th graders together , they won't separate by grades level. My son is an excellent speller , working on a a 5th grade spelling but has low confidence and thinks he is not that good. He ALWAYS cries if he does not win any game we play ! I know he will have a hard time accepting he is not the best speller tomorrow . He does not care if the children are 7th or 8th grades , he just wants to win. :) How do I encourage him , without making him feel like he is the best ? Perhaps part of his perfectionism is because I used to praise him too much for his great spelling and reading since he was little. Maybe he expects too much from himself now. I've learned not to do that anymore , but how do I build it up now? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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