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Competitive Parents

Parent Bullying: The One-Upper Society

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Grownups, especially parents, have a difficult time being accountable for their behavior when it comes to their child. When confronted with a situation that triggers a tailspin, as we witness on reality shows such as Dance Moms or Cheer Perfection, parents are quick to defend their poor behavior saying they are only "supporting their child" or "speaking their mind."

To Competitive Parents, From A Parent Who Hates The Rat Race

Anne Josephson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Anne Josephson

Look, I am no better than anyone else who is caught playing this game. I am one of the most competitive people I know. But I now realize that parenting isn't a round robin tournament. Or at least it shouldn't be.

If Parenting Is a Competitive Sport, Is There Ever a Winner?

Allison Winn Scotch | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
Allison Winn Scotch

While one-upmanship can bring out the worst in people, it can also bring out the best: namely, moms who recognized that competition is fine, but camaraderie -- and kindness -- is better.

Hyper-Competitive Daycare Interviews

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 09.07.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

We pride ourselves on admitting only the most tooth-filled infants into our extremely-early education programs. With a program as competitive as ours, we occasionally see parents trying to inflate the number of teeth their children have managed to grow.