Early Childhood

How competition in schools affect kids!

Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:59 AM

Myself Sonja, doing research in child psychology. Clinical child psychology is a specialty in professional psychology that develops and applies scientific knowledge to the delivery of psychological services to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents within their social context.

My research on the psychological problems in school children led to conclude, the competitive circumstances in schools make kids’ life more stressful and complicated. In fact, they don’t want to compete with their friends. The pressure from teachers and parents make them to compete. They always want to be peaceful and of course, kids should be provided with that.

For a good learning atmosphere, the teaching methodology should be simple and something which they could easily follow. And they expect some joy and fun in their classroom. I would like to tell the teachers, try a different atmosphere to bring the best in your students. You can try learning through games, in case of Maths, the most difficult subject for kids. For further training and excellence, certain programs like GSE Preparation and Georgia Milestones Practice program are available for kids in grade K-5 which is enjoyable for both teachers and students.

Let’s give our children what they deserve!

Sonja Russell
Sonja Russell
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:41 PM

It would be interesting to see the affects of competition on school children in more detail. I think that children learn more in a safe, welcoming classroom environment that encourages cooperative learning strategies rather than competition.

Ayodele Shofoluwe
Ayodele Shofoluwe
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