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On Children being competitive?

27 August 2015


August 27 2015

“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing   we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” Franklin D. Roosevelt


  “Let’s see who finishes first” is something most of the parents tell to make their children eat food while they are young and we know it works. While one school of thought with reference to competition believe that children ought to compete and parents should push them towards competition since the world is turning literally to a battlefield day by day while  the other is of the view that competition is wrong and children should not be made to compete. Whatever viewpoint one may subscribe to, it is inevitable that our children may have to compete at some stage or other in their home, school or play environments. It is best to be prepared and to prepare them to face it in a positive manner.

Child psychologists say that competition is, in itself, not good or bad but it may have consequences that can be positive or negative.

For example follow are few pros and cos of competition.

  • Competition helps them sharpen their skills and get better by practice.
  • Competition helps children deal with wins and losses better.
  • Children learn to follow rules, work in teams.
  • Competition could sometimes cause a child emotional trauma or make them aggressive if they can’t handle them
  • Competition could lower down the self-confidence of a child if they are pushed to win.

So Experts say that

  • Below 8 Years, Competition it is still just fun and games to them.
  • Between 9-12 Years child may enjoy competitive games and activities.
  • 13 Years and above. Better Tell them “Win or lose, give it your very best shot”

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