In childhood as in adult life is full of competition, but as a child this type of competition can stress the little ones and more if the parents do not adequately teach them to compete. Children compete so that others see how capable they are and all they can achieve. They compete in school daily to
In childhood as in adult life is full of competition, but as a child this type of competition can stress the little ones and more if the parents do not adequately teach them to compete.
Children compete so that others see how capable they are and all they can achieve. They compete in school daily to get better grades, compete in sports or compete in other fields, there is nothing wrong in competing while always encouraging healthy competition.
Healthy competition is the best competition for children
Competition is good for everyone if you really know how to do it, because competition motivates and makes children want to achieve better results, knowing that they are capable of achieving it.
If children are taught to compete properly they will see that teamwork and values are essential to be able to do it correctly. The competition can also teach valuable lessons about sportsmanship, the importance of preparing to be good at what is done, how important it is to follow a discipline and values.
You must remember that healthy competition does not include at any time parents who shout at their children in a game because they do not do it as they expect, parents who try to live through their children their frustration of not having been more in life, Parents who are sadly disappointed after a competition if their child has not been the first (with the terrible consequences of self-esteem that this can generate the child), ignoring the most important thing: your child did everything or possible.
How to teach healthy competition to children
We all want our children to be the best, but we must accept the fact that they will not win everything and that winning and losing is part of life, something that offers very important lessons. If you want some advice on how to teach your child to compete you should take into account the following aspects:
1. Explain the importance of doing your best. Doing your best and being the best are totally different things. Doing your best is always going for the 10, even if the result is better, being the best is something that charges the child with guilt if he does not succeed. Remember that doing your best is what really matters.
2. Preach by example. Children learn through what they see and what they hear, and they will also try to imitate you. If you also try to always do it as well as possible, your children will also follow your steps.
3. Keep family values clear at home. Make it clear to your child that cheating is not accepted to win.
4. Concentrate on the effort and not on the result. Do not focus on whether you win or if you lose. Focus on how your child has worked to achieve the best result. And of course do not judge him.
It is very important to remember that not all children want to compete and be above others, however, all are able to do their best.