We have got to stop making our children compete with each other over everything and just let them bloom.
Young children are still developing their self-concept, which means that they are in the very important process of building and establishing the foundation for their self-esteem, self-awareness, self-recognition, and self-definition.
We all know that children develop at different rates. When adults (at home and at school) continually put them in situations where they are either encouraged or made to challenge with their peers, children are not going to develop very healthy and positive self-concept if they do not “perform” as well as their peers. Also, for the child, the joy and fun in the process of the activity are removed, when children’s focus is made to shift to competing with another.