Not far ago, some education experts imagined that it was not a good idea to reward children at the end of a competition, because all the other participants would feel as losers. Well, maybe it was not a so enlightened reasoning. If you cannot lose, is play still fun? And if you cannot win, do you still want to fight as hard? The ability to digest defeat and to persevere, and the will to win, may be helpful to your children, in the coming years.
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