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Is competition good for kids?

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Yes, healthy competition is good for kids.
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erica.george
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Too much competition is bad for kids! They might end up being too competitive that they forget to have fun.
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It depends at what age but I think it can be a teachable moment for children.
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I think kids are born competitive. They compete and boast about everything, it's childish competition over toys or parents etc, but it's just how it is anyway
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No, I would try and discourage that from a very young age because if you don't, you'll be nurturing an unhealthy spirit in them
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Children feel better about themselves when they work with others instead of against them. Their self-esteem doesn’t depend on winning a spelling test or a Little League game!
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A little competition won't harm the kids. In my opinion, it is the parents that make the competition unhealthy because of how they 'encourage' their kids to do well. Parents sometimes get too involved and things go downhill from there.
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Competition is a social process and it's good for children, This will help when they interact with other other children. Although competition depends on the biological and social changes that they are going through so it can make them strong enough or it can also destroy them.
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It is good as long as it is not pressuring them. Healthy competition is great. It can really help a kid develop his/her competitiveness.
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Competition can be too much pressure on kids to always be at their best. It can cause unnecessary stress and leave children feeling disappointed if they don't measure up.
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I had trauma on competitions as a kid so I wouldn't want to put my kids in the same situation. I want them to have a chill childhood.
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I don't like competition with others. Even when I was a kid, the only competitor that I know is myself and nobody else. I will teach my kids not to compete with others instead teach them how be the best version of them by competing with themselves.
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There's an advantage and a disadvantage too.The advantage is they will learn how to cope up easily with defeat if early on their life they have learned how to compete and taste the victory and defeat. The disadvantage that I see is the stress or pressure that they will feel to be the best in the competition.
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