We all recognize the importance of sports and teamwork in a child’s development, but the idea of participation trophies just teaches a generation of self entitled. That showing up is enough. The idea of the spirit of competition is somehow an evil concept. That tweeting you care matters than actually doing anything. Well as much as the education boards backing ‘participation’ think they know best, it seems parents think different.
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults think, when it comes to team sports for children, it’s more important to reward the winners than to make sure everyone is recognized for participating. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree and think it’s more important to reward participation.”