Magazine chat: Aug. 23, 2010

What we lose when everybody wins

Today's kids live in a world of scoreless games and trophies for everyone. When we cushion them from defeat at the early ages, are they less prepared to cope when real competition kicks in? Read the full story

David Shields, an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, lead author of "True Competition: A Guide to Pursuing Excellence in Sport and Society" (Human Kinetics, 2009), and founder of TrueCompetition.Org, a nonprofit dedicated to reclaiming competition for excellence, ethics, and enjoyment, discussed kids and competition at noon on Monday, Aug. 23.