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By American Counseling Association
Special to Village News 

Is competition bad for children?


Last updated 4/22/2019 at 12:39pm

Competition is a fact of life, especially for children. It may include anything from who did best on the spelling test, to organized sports in or out of school. And while competition can bring stress about doing well, or disappointment when efforts come up short, healthy competition is actually a good thing for children.

Child development experts advise that healthy competition helps children develop skills needed in adulthood. They learn to take turns, to work hard for success, perhaps to be a team player and how to deal with both winning and losing.

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