Chapter 5. When I was the
I committed to finding the middle
road – the “just right” Goldilocks ideal. Firm but fair.
Supportive without stifling. And I thought I could do just that.
My first “policy” was to reward
financially sound transactions, but that made it look like I was
favoring Mark (the more experienced and therefore better player)
over his sister. To “level the playing field,” I tapered off
rewarding Mark and began finding ways to encourage Ann to stay
engaged. . . .
My final "policy" was to tax each
player $1 and simultaneously credit them with a $1 Economic
Stimulus . . . .
Emotionally, though, this constant evaluating, correcting, and reevaluating was exhausting for me. . . .