Everyone is competitive in one way or another. Some people are more competitive than others. Competition, is this a good thing?
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How to encourage healthy competition between kids
Trying to win while competing may be good as long as it is not carried too far. Some people become so competitive they lose sight of what really is important. They may become aggressive and act like bullies just so they can win.
While competing do you take into account the feelings of others? Or does winning a competition become the most important point, sacrificing friendships, causing hard feelings or even creating issues in a family? Is it really worth it?
Competition may consist of who can do things better, boys or girls. Sibling rivalry is also an issue, sometimes to be the best and other times just to get attention.
Competing can be good in some ways. Especially when encouraging family members and friends to do their best. Becoming a gracious winner is as important as winning itself. Someone that doesn’t boast or brag over their achievement is also important to teach and encourage.
In the book “Go Cart Gertie” Gertie and her big brother Greg boast and brag about who can win the go-cart race. The problem is, it not only becomes which sibling can win, it also became a rivalry between girls and boys. To top that off the competition divides family members and forces them to choose sides.
Will something happen to help resolve the problems caused by this competition between Gertie and her older brother Greg?
Cindy L. Shirley is an award-winning author of children’s books. Cindy previously worked as an asp teacher in the Cobb County School District in Georgia where she gathered many funny stories. She loves sharing funny stories with others through her books. Currently, she is a party planner and hostess. She enjoys her involvement in the annual community and family events throughout Cobb and Cherokee Counties.
Cindy has other books available: “Diesel the Body Guard; No Bullies Allowed! Doodle and the Magic Christmas Float and her series, The fabulous life of Minnie the Sassy Chick.
The characters in her books are based on real characters from her family, and her childhood experiences. Her stories are written to bring a smile to children’s faces. She says, “I will consider this new adventure as an author to be a huge success if I can make children laugh.”
Go-Cart Gertie is illustrated by Cleoward Sy. The pictures are bright and colorful with cute expressions on the faces.
Go-Cart Gertie is a fun family oriented story. I read this book to my almost 4-year-old granddaughter. While she enjoyed the story and was able to follow it, she did start to squirm towards the end. This is a fun book but geared to children a little older.
Go-Cart Gertie can be found on Amazon along with Cindy’s other books.
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