- In most instances when a parent plays any sort of game against the child, they tend to let the young one win for the sake of his/her confidence
- The risk with that is that the move does not build character in the child as they grow up assuming that winning in life is easy
- That explains why Khalid Baylis played a PlayStation game against his son and intentionally beat him 11-2 to teach him about losing well
Modern parenting involves infusing lessons from the past and technological advancements to bring forth a balanced child.
More often than not, children find themselves engrossed in a world of virtual reality, especially with computer games, that they lose touch with the actual world outside that convenience.
There is also the temptation of always letting the young one win unfairly for fear that losing would break them, but then it instils a false sense of victory when in actual sense they have not worked for it.
It is against this backdrop that when Khalid Baylis bought his son a PlayStation, he devised a way to teach him that life is not a bed of roses as it comes to winning and losing.
He did this by playing against him and letting him win the first two rounds before beating him a massive 11 times back to back.
"I bought Kaden a PlayStation classic a couple of weeks back and today we played Tekken, I let him win two in a row and then he got cocky lol so I had to humble him, so after 11 losses in a row he had enough. #fatherhood," he wrote on his Facebook page.
The photo shows the young boy looking dejected as he struggles to hold back tears in a bid to accept the painful defeat.
Netizens were impressed by his interesting approach to parenting, commending him for the creative way of teaching competitiveness to the young one.
Tim Tee Mcqueen:
"Great teachings. Let him know life ain’t easy. Take these losses and get better."
"Keep building that boy’s character."
"Break them down to build them up."
In other inspirational news, Briefly News reported that a Cape Town couple shared adorable engagement photos. One local woman and her huggable man took to sharing their happy engagement on Twitter and social media users immediately fell in love.
The images posted by @Sethu_Bree have since been liked more than 10k times and certainly prove love has no weight limit. Set against the backdrop of a lush green garden, the couple shared several images of their cherished moment.
In one, the expected groom gets down on one knee to propose to his beautiful fiancée while in the next the pair share in a passionate embrace.
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