YANO – Let The Games Begin

A piece for Yano about competition between Parents over the achievements of their children, and the pressure it causes.

A piece I wrote for Yano.co.uk about the perverse but apparantly common phenomenon of ‘parental rivalry’. The basic idea is that people use their children’s achievements as a means for comparison in a strange clandestine game that takes place in schools, social clubs, nurseries and playdates the world over…

It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it makes for an interesting exploration. The conclusion of sorts is that people should just be less hard on themselves, and by extension their kids.

This piece was cowritten with Melanie Goose, fellow freelancer and editor extraordinaire! Also we have a variety of marvellous parenting experts offering comment.

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