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Trying to top our parents 

Photo Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Isabella Niola, Old Westbury

We conducted a survey with the students in my school and asked them if there were things that they could do better than their parents. We gave them four choices, and here is what we found out:

Sports: 111

Board games: 38

Cleaning: 19

Cooking: 15

Some of the kids think we are better at sports because we are more active than our parents and because we can maintain more focus on the game. We also practice more than adults.

As you can see, most of the kids I polled said they are better than their parents in sports. Whether it is baseball, soccer, gymnastics, dancing or basketball, we are just better than them. We also think we have better strategy moves than our parents when it comes to board games, and that is why we are good there.

I don’t think it is a good idea to admit that we are better at cooking or cleaning, because then we may have to do that all the time!

April Mindlin’s fifth-grade class, Jericho Elementary School, Centereach

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