The RedHawks lost the game tonight. They started out behind and stayed there. Through it all, difficult child was very supportive. At one point, the opposing team had one person on 1st and the person up to bat made a base hit. The person on 1st got out on 2nd but the batter made it to 1st. As everyone was feeling disappointed because we did not get that 2nd out, difficult child's voice rang loud and clear, "But we got one out. Good job!" Several chuckles went through the crowd with one person repeating difficult child's words "Yeah, We did get one out." Then, at the bottom of the 9th as we were 3 behind with not much of a chance of catching up based on how the night went, one of our players hit the ball and ran to 1st. He didn't make it. Again disappointment through the crowd. This time difficult child's voice rang loud and clear, "Nice try!" He reminded me so much as how a good coach would help his little league team along - picking up on the positive and encouraging his team to keep working at it.