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Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
My friend doesn't play basketball by the rules. He bends the rules so he can win. I don't want to hurt his feelings, but I don't want anybody to feel like a loser. Can you help?

Reply from the Highlights Editors
Try talking to your friend privately. You could say, "Next time we play basketball, I think we should play by the rules so that it's fair for everyone." Remind him that it's more important to have fun than to win. Maybe you and your friend could play once in a while without keeping score. If no one wins or loses, you can concentrate on enjoying yourselves.

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The Highlights Editors

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