My soon to be 4-year old son plays car racing games with me on XBOX. Apart from the two of us there are 8 computer racers too.
He can drive well, he knows what to do and he knows we have to win and tries to win (and also thinks that he won the race every time) but he hits the roadside a lot and that slows him down always.
I like to wait for him so he doesn't feel that he is driving all on his own and I don't drive any excitement from playing the game just for myself and beating the computer racers at that, but I am wondering whether that makes him less competitive. Part of me tells me that I should keep racing with computer racers and encourage him to keep trying until he catches up with us because by slowing down every time he is left behind I am making him less competitive and less prepared for real life scenarios.
What should I do?
I have gone through this question but I believe it is not what I am looking for. I am not competing against him one to one, I am one of the 10 racers.
FWIW I am not a games guy and the XBOX belongs to him and he knows it well. Its not that i am a great games player either :D
It’s not that I want him to be competitive from this age, I just don’t want to be a hinderence and end up realising later in life that I nurtured him wrong because I am myself not competitive at all.