Use Sports to Teach Healthy Competition

In the long run, families who focus on competition usually increase the differences and resentment among family members. Families who encourage best efforts, focus on skill improvement and doing one's best usually have children who are more confident and cooperative with others.

Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE is a second-generation parent educator and president of Parent’s Toolshop® Consulting. She is the author of 100+ resources for parents and family service professionals, including her award-winning book, The Parent's Toolshop at Parent's Toolshop® Consulting, Ltd. Since 1980, Jody has trained parents and professionals through her dynamic presentations and served as internationally recognized parenting expert to the media worldwide. Get practical parenting resources, including more information about this topic at Parent's Toolshop®'s archive.

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