My very smart brother in law posed the question, "I wonder if being a poor sport is genetic?" referring to me passing on my poor sportsmanship to my kids, particularly Koji. He is not a graceful loser.
Today at Levi's first soccer game, after we told him to stop playing with the grass and go get the ball and score, he actually got it. The final score was 7-2. Levi scoring four of those seven points.
He went around telling a few people how many he scored. I was impressed that he was keeping track! Needless to say we talked to him about that. But, I'm guessing it was a four year old version of what I was doing mentally on the sidelines:
Now on a more serious note, I disagree that it's all genetic. We can't leave out the very important environment piece of it all. A lot of who we become is due to how we're raised or not raised and to leave out the environment piece of it doesn't make sense.