From High-Fives to Handshakes: How to Teach Your Kids to Be Good Sports

The countdown to Superbowl Sunday is on! Here's how to make sure your little athlete is a good sport -- whether his team wins or loses. (17 Photos)

Ellen Sturm Niz on Dec 27, 2012 at 3:02PM

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a Ellen Sturm Niz on May 24, 2011 at 10:04AM

Not only is being a good sport the right way to behave, it will also make your kid’s life easier. “Sore losers have a harder time making and keeping friends,” says Kristen Eastman, PsyD., a child psychologist in the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health at the Cleveland Clinic. ”No one likes to play with a sore loser.”

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