I’m not one of those competitive parents whose kid has to win at everything. I’m the parent who just doesn’t want his kid to lose.
So when my 9-year-old boy was playing handball with friends and losing royally, I wanted to step in and save him, call “cheating” on the other side, help him play better by playing for him.
But I couldn’t intervene. Instead, I ended the handball session, telling my son we had to run a family errand. Then I took him ...