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Moms Discuss Teaching Sportsmanship Despite Loss

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Moms Discuss Teaching Sportsmanship Despite Loss

Moms Discuss Teaching Sportsmanship Despite Loss

Moms Discuss Teaching Sportsmanship Despite Loss

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The Olympic Games are throwing a spotlight on how elite athletes respond to winning and losing. However, the challenge of good sportsmanship in the face of loss is something that many parents have to confront regularly, whether their children are playing sports, or competing in spelling bees.

This week's Mocha Moms — Jolene Ivey, Cheli English-Figaro, Davina McFarland and youth soccer coach Jeanne Robinson — discuss teaching kids good sportsmanship, even when they lose.

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