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Do we give young children too many trophies?
Transcript of Do we give young children too many trophies?
Mother Sarah Brown shows support for participation trophies claiming "She's never made a goal. But that trophy tells her she's still a wanted and important part of her team. It inspires her to keep going, and gives her something to look forward to after a season full of hard work."
Participation trophies give kids something to show for how hard they work
SELF ESTEEM BOOSTERS OR MOTIVATION KILLERS?
A youth football league in Texas Recently stopped giving participation trophies arguing "KYA Football board feels that giving participation medals or trophies isn't sending our children the right message. Trophies are something you should strive for and earn. Life does not give you a participation job or medal, life makes you earn everything you get"
New York times writer Michael Gonchar writes "Today, participation trophies and prizes are almost a given, as children are constantly assured that they are winners."
No we do not
Yes we do
What do you think?
He also is critical of the expenses of participatory trophies being not worthwile.