Hilary Levey Friedman Talks Competition in Parents Magazine

Playing to WinHilary Levey Friedman, author of Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture, is interviewed in the February issue of Parents magazine on how to teach children a healthy attitude towards competition. Competitive play is a natural part of growing up, says Friedman. “Sibling rivalries are crucial to a child’s development — these interactions are microcosms of how he’ll respond to similar competition in the outside world.” These early lessons may ultimately be benefit a child, she emphasizes. “The ability to bounce back after a loss becomes increasingly important as your child reaches the elementary-school years. … Teaching resilience now sets kids up for success because they learn that failure isn’t the end of the world. It’s just a chance to try again.”

Read the full article in Parents.