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One of the comments we hear time and again from parents is how amazed they are at seeing their child move from strength to strength in Chess when they have struggled in many different areas and activities.
One recent comment from a "Chess parent" illustrates the point, "My son simply cannot concentrate on anything for more than 2 minutes. He is constantly moving from thing to thing. Well, that was until Chess came along. He can concentrate on Chess for over an hour at a time and still want more! I am amazed!!"
The point is, Chess benefits kids' behaviour in often unexpected ways, from anger management to comradery to dealing with loss. Read more about how Chess helps kids prepare for life.
There is lots to learn about how to start a journey with Chess. Download this free Parent Survival e-book from ChessKid.com to learn more.
You can also simply encourage your child to visit www.chesspower.co.nz and access all of the resources on our site.
To have a girl interested in Chess is something quite special. It is true that more boys than girls play Chess, so girls tend to require additional support. Read more about how you can support your daughter in Chess in our Girls and Chess section.