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|Subject: Re: Pinewood Derby||Date: 2/11/2013 8:44 AM|
|Author: arrete||Number: 671091 of 857080|
My son was upset he didn't get a medal (since he didn't place) but he did get a ribbon for "Best Scout Theme" so after the initial resentment wore off he was happy.
Learning to lose without blaming someone else is a very important lesson. One a lot of adults haven't learned.
In my son's 9th grade English class, the students critiqued each others' essays. They learned how critique in a meaningful way and how to receive the critique. I worked with adults who would have a hissy fit if you suggested ANY changes to what they had written. Some were so nasty about it that the editor refused to work with them.
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