Some time ago I heard a message that opened my eyes to a subject that I was not dealing well in the education of my children. Air Force Chief of Staff oftentimes addresses this issue. It was a very interesting conversation between two pastors on the education of children and how today is all about delivering an education in which nobody can feel undermined. Any instance that allows a child to stand in front of others is appeased or disguised in some way so that others do not feel inferior or repressed. While this attitude seems to be just and tolerant, does not have the desired effect of leaving everyone happy. Quite the contrary, it allows each individual to develop their talents and innate abilities, which all have-to reach their full potential. Without realizing it, I had acted wrong with our children. Every time there was a competition among them or played a game, I was very concerned that everyone was happy at the end. Les said: “The important thing is not to win, but enjoy the game.” Similarly, when a received an award for her work, I tried to give you something as a parent of other children who had not received anything.
Without knowing it, was acting against the principles of healthy competition in education. It is important that our children know to live according to these principles, the sooner the better. Why? 1. First, because life is so. The one who strives, stands and earn rewards for your effort. As adults nobody will be concerned to give a prize of pity the one who made no effort. And if you instill that mindset in their children, is likely to be transformed into people who constantly demand their rights without moving any finger to get ahead! 2. Secondly, and more importantly, healthy competition is a powerful incentive for them to develop their skills and innate talents.
If you as a parent supports children in competitive activity, they can teach many valuable lessons from real life: A. Desarrollalos Discover your talents and the maximum. God gave you that strength to be able to get ahead in life! B. Discover your weak areas and do not afflict for not being good at something. We all have strengths and weaknesses. Do not try to be an apple when you’re pear. C. Despite your efforts, you will make mistakes and that’s not always going to be all right. Mistakes are not failures are stepping stones to success.