Participation Trophies – Just Say No?

Trophies just for participation.  Everyone is a winner.  There are no losers.  Politically correct.  But will this prepare our children for the real world?  What of competition for the pure enjoyment? What of common sense?

These are the questions Michelle Nahom asks in her blog article:

Participation Trophies:  My Politically Incorrect Viewpoint.

I’m not a big fan of participation trophies…I don’t like the idea that you get a trophy for just showing up. Trophies should be about accomplishments, not rewards that have no real meaning. Participation trophies, while making everyone “feel good, ” send a message to our kids that I find a bit conflicting with the reality of life, and this is why.

Participation CAN be just about having fun and building skills.

Since when do kids need a trophy to feel good about themselves? Whatever happened to just having fun for the sake of having fun?

When kids first start playing organized team sports,

To read the rest of the article click here to go through to the post on Michelle’s site ‘A dish of daily life’.

Or our we being overly sensitive?  Do kids really see things as we do?

What do you think of Michelle’s viewpoint?

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