Competition is a natural part of life, but when is it healthy and when does it become unhealthy? The image we portray to our children when it comes to competing with others can set the tone for their life. Mompetiton, according to Urban Dictionary, is “the one-up rivalry that moms play making their child seem better, smarter and/or more advanced than yours.” My question is: what kind of image are we portraying to our children when we do this? Competition is good, but we want to keep it healthy and ethical.

Here are 3 ways that encourage such healthy competition in our lives:

  1. Use jealousy as motivation
  2. Focus on your best attributes, not the negative in your life
  3. Celebrate the accomplishments of others
And most importantly, be positive around your kids! Lead by example.   What experiences have you had with mompetition?

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