Why Are First Graders So Competitive?

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Gauging milestones

First graders are smart. They learn to compare themselves to their peers from day one. They then use their friend's achievements to push themselves to work harder. After all, when one kid can tie her shoes, yours might work harder to master the skill and trump her achievement in the process. While a little friendly competition isn't a bad thing, teaching your little one to celebrate differences and work on his own talents might serve him better.
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