Parenting Techniques That Produce Persistent Kids…Or Don’t
Making your kids compete
If you have more than one kid, then you may feel that the siblings provide natural, healthy avenues of competition for one another. You may offer rewards to the child that cleans her room the fastest, or things like that. Unfortunately, that gives them a comparison mentality, in which, rather than focusing on their personal progress, they just compare themselves to others, which rarely makes anyone feel happy or ambitious.