Dear David Coleman: How do I cope with my daughter's competitiveness?
Q My 10-year-old daughter has to come first, or be the best, at everything. Recently, she was excited about being part of a school quiz team. We discovered later that she wasn't on the team as another child got on instead. What I found really disconcerting was her ability to lie so blatantly and so seamlessly. She didn't appear at all remorseful when questioned. She said she was cross that she didn't get on the team as she was much better than the girl that did. She is competitive with her sisters too and doesn't enjoy when I praise them. I really don't know where to start with her. I need your advice.