Competition Teaches Our Children To Tackle Life With Gusto by Elena Neitlich

Competition is a fact of life. Some of us are more competitive than others and put ourselves into situations that test our endurance, strength, knowledge, perseverance and skill. Be it sports, writing, business, or art, competitive situations allow us to model good behavior and teach our children about taking risks and chances, being good sports, having resilience and maintaining balance even through edge of your seat times.

Discussing competition with our children can be broken down into these key topics.


Teach your children that taking healthy risk is good and that being risk averse can keep them from enjoying activities that they love. Encourage them to