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Kids And Competitions

Is Competition Necessary In The Learning Process?

Education and competition are two universal ingredients of all human cultures, in fact, of almost all animal life. Humans have always considered education and competition important issues, both in the past and in the present. Of course, there have...

Competition Teaches Children The Most Important Lesson Of Them All: Life Isn't Fair

It was a difficult lesson to learn, in part because I attended a school which promoted fairness over competition. Every Rounders game was declared a draw in the interests of equality, rendering the frantic dashes from base to base essentially poin...

Six Reasons To Participate In Student Competitions

Are you a student eager to explore your boundaries and expand your horizons? Do you have skills that you want to showcase to the world? Student competitions provide a myriad of opportunities for you: a platform for you to demonstratate your talent...

How Participating In Competitions Can Benefit Your Student Life.

Competitions play a role in motivating students to perform and excel and offer a lot more reward than just the winning prize. Competitions offer a chance for participants to gain substantial experience, showcase skills, analyze and evaluate outcom...

Teaching Healthy Competition By Dr. Sylvia Rimm

The label “competitive” frequently calls forth visual images of children who not only expect to win all the time, but don’t deal well with losing. Examples of competitiveness shared with me often include relentless arguments with teachers about ex...

Should Kids "Participate" Or "Compete" In Sports?

Depending on how old you are you may recall a time when scores were kept at junior sporting events and medals were handed out for first, second, and third places. You may also remember a time where you were given an “F” for failing and, depending ...

Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids

Prometheus Books Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids : Dealing with Competition While Raising a Successful Child [1-59102-566-4] - "Parents today suffer from what Grolnick and Seal call [the] 'Pressured Parent Phenomenon,' constant anxiety over w...

5 Ways To Cultivate Healthy Competition In Young Children

It was finally Saturday morning, the day my four-year-old had been waiting for. The day of her first Highland dance competition, a tangible sign that she had become, in her words, “a real dancer.” Before I had children, I was critical of parents w...

7 Guides For Parents To Help Their Children Through Competitive Youth Football

For most American families, August marks the waning of summer... a last chance at backyard BBQs, road trips and beach days before kids go back to school. Yet, for those who have boys or girls in competitive football, August means TRAINING -- a phy...

How Not To Be 'That' Sports Parent

There really is a right way and a wrong way to watch a child’s sporting events. Whether it’s soccer, hockey, baseball or dressage, the best parent-spectator is the one whose biggest concern is his child. Not whether his child’s team wins. Not his ...

Should Children Participate In Reality Shows?

Should children participate in reality shows? Reality shows have adverse effects on children with some even classifying it as child labour. Children are not yet old enough to face the pressures and stress of reality shows. The pressure to perform ...

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Kids And Competitions

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Importance of competitions for kids and how parents should be involved.