Should You Teach Your Kids To Play Chess?

Should You Teach Your Kids To Play Chess?

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 29, 2009, 7:43 AM |
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Chess can be a source of great joy, but also terrible heartache.  In some individuals, especially gifted children, it can become an obsession which can lead to social isolation.

So should you teach chess to your children?  I don't have any children of my own, but if I did, and provided they wanted to learn, I would have no hesitation in teaching them.

The Closet Grandmaster raised this question in a recent blog "Saving Kids From Chess", and it has prompted some interesting answers.

What do you think?  Would you teach your kids to play chess?  Have you already done so?  If so, do you regret it?