This evening, when we she wanted to play Connect Four, I reminded her that:
- we play games for fun
- we're happy for the winner, even if the winner is the other person
- we shake hands and say, "Good game," after we play
After I won the first game, and blocked her early on in the second game, she crossed her arms and stomped off.
"Come back and finish the game," I said. "I haven't won yet. You have lots of discs left. You have to persevere."
And she did.
And then we talked strategy. I had her tell me where she thought I would put my disc, and asked her, "If I put my disc there, where will you put yours?" I explained that I had multiple options as to where to put my disc, and I had her show me all of the possibilities. I even had her tell me where she thought I would put my disc after she made her move. Strategy.
And you know what? She won.