RE: Concurso mirando hacia atrás y mirando hacia adelante #3.08.
Parents are not that nice and supportive if it comes to their children. They scold and are angry with their child if it doesn't win. Same to the teachers. It's true what @marblely wrote... They expect that child to win which is a high pressure and parents see their child losing feel bad because it feels as if they are losing.
I wonder if you ever had contests like growing the highest sunflower or biggest plant at your school? We had these contests at primary school for example. The whole school joined. Each child received a free seed or plant.