As a father to a 12-year-old girl, competition is a tough issue. She’s at the point in her life where she must be competitive. With college just around the corner, she has to compete for all sorts of things. There has to be a balance of some sort. Switching gears isn’t easy for any of us. We’ve always told her “do your best” instead of “be better than everyone else.” Things are changing. Now, she has to be the best. Sort of. It is a fine line.