Twitter Chat: Let’s Talk about Competition and Kids

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You’re invited! Let’s talk about Competition and Kids

The Mother Company is thrilled to host a twitter chat with influencers in the field of early childhood development to answer questions and engage in conversation about how best to guide our children and their competitive (or lack of competitive!) natures.

NY Times journalist, Matt Richtel says, “Many scholars agree that competition is necessary, ingrained and essential.” It’s not surprising. Growing up in the US, we’re raised to believe competition is critical to building business, the economy and inspiring innovation. As parents, how do we help our kids manage their levels of competition during sports, school and games? When does their competitive spirit get out-of-control? How do we help our kids win and lose gracefully? What good, if any, do our children get out of competing?

Our fantastic expert guests are:

Lynne Kenney is a practicing pediatric psychologist in Arizona, mother of two and co-author of the book, Bloom: Helping Children Blossom.

Luis Fernando Llosa is a writer, editor, speaker, investigative reporter, youth sports consultant and full time father-coach. Beyond Winning: Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment, a book he co-authored with Kim John Payne was just released.

Please join us for the Twitter chat. Let’s help build that village!

WHAT: The Mother Company Twitter chat to talk about competition and kids.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 13th at 1pmPT/4pmET

WHERE: Twitter! Search for hashtag: #MOCOchat and follow @TheMotherCo

WHO: All of us. Let’s figure out how best to guide the competitive spirit of our children. Please invite your friends, and spread the word to your networks by tweeting: Join @TheMotherCo and @mocomama and follow #MOCOChat for roundtable twitter chat about competition and kids. 7/9,1pmPT/4pmET

Follow The Mother Company Founder and CEO Abbie Schiller @mocomama and The Mother Company @TheMotherCo

Please share any thoughts or questions you might have about competition and kids below in the comments section.  We love hearing from you!

The Mother Company aims to support parents and their children, providing thought-provoking web content and products based in social and emotional learning for children ages 3-6. Check out episodes of our “Ruby’s Studio” children’s video series,  along with our beautiful children’s booksappsmusichandmade dolls, and more.


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