The 2 Faces of Competition

Educated Sports Parent shares an interesting comparison and overview of competition and cooperation in sports.  Should we be concerned about the over competitiveness in youth sports and does this behavior spill out in to our children’s moral progression?  Or is competition, just a natural and a healthy part of adolescence development.

There seem to be 3 categories that people find themselves believing:

  • feeling competition is bad and brings out the worst in us such as striving to “win at all costs”
  • feeling competition is natural and healthy and prepares kids for a competitive society
  • feeling neutral about competition and seeing it’s positive and negative effects

Parents, it’s up to you to determine when and if to introduce your child to competitive play.

More to Read:  Competition vs Cooperation

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