Have you ever won a trophy or medal? How did it make you feel after winning that award? You probably felt pretty well right. Participation Trophies are a big issue in the world today. A Debate that has been raging about whether kids should get participation trophies at young ages or not. Many people believe they should get participation trophies, but many people believe they should not. I think kids should get participation trophies at young ages only.
Are children being given too many trophies? This question has been pondered on for several years. There are simply two answers to this question, yes and no. Yes, children should recieve trophies and awards because it gives them a feeling of confidence and accomplishment even if they don't win, it makes them feel like they did good. No, children should not receive awards for just participating because it gives them a false sense of hope. To win means to gain victory in a contest or competition as an individual or team. By giving a participation trophy, everyone gets a trophy and doesn't declare that there is a winner. It could make everyone feel equal, but in the stark reality, there are winners and losers. Losing can better prepare you for life, by losing it can make you want to learn from your mistakes, and become better and win the next time. I believe that children receive too
The children have been welcoming to participation awards although they stop growth and potential. By expecting to receive trophies just for participating the youth will start to indulge in noncompetitive behavior. They will amass a low work rates because receiving an award will become an expectation and not a privilege. The youth will start to become lazy and they will acquire bad attitudes when they are not congratulated. Stopping growth and cutting
To add on to all of this, trophies can easily lose their meaning if everyone gets them without needing to put hard work in. They lose their meaning, especially in the future when the kid understands the reward a bit more. The trophies should be reserved for the best, but this doesn’t mean that the rest won’t be
In today’s society, more and more kids are getting participation trophies for doing nothing except showing up. Yes it is important to teach kids to do their best, but being awarded just for being as good as you already are doesn't give kids the motivation to make themselves even better. Why would they want to improve if they already have that shiny trophy? I do not believe that participation trophies should be handed out like they are.
Giving kids participation trophies would have multiple good outcomes. Participation trophies would make kids more enthusiastic about sports and give kids a moral boost and teach them to work harder, thus helping them win a trophy for winning a league championship. Participation trophies would help kids feel better about themselves. These trophies
There are many reasons why we should not give out participation trophies.Trophies are not just a thing you get for doing nothing, they should have some sort of meaning. If we give trophies to everyone this is not letting the kid lose. The kids will not know how it feels to lose when they get older and the real world will be harder for them. According to men's journal participation trophies have negative impact on kids and can cause the kids to think they can get a trophy for anything. The kids need to know that not everything in life is fair and losing is a big part. For instance the HBO finishing in the last place is good for the kids. The next reason is the kids who get a trophy for losing may stop trying because they know they will get a trophy. The kids know even if i don't try my best or work for stuff i will still get a prize. It is teaching kids they don't have to work for
Giving children participation trophies can give them the wrong kind of praise. A player who demonstrates a bad attitude on the rare occasions that he or she shows up can be unfair to their team mates. They are being given artificial praise that makes them feel extra special. It makes them believe that everything is always about them. They expect applause and they think they are entitled for getting an award even if they don’t deserve it. “According to Dr. Jean Twenge, the result of this constant praise has been a measurable increase in narcissism and a generation that has a deeply embedded sense of entitlement. ( Twenge) Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled and More Miserable Than Ever.
The child is taught to always try and push himself or herself past their limits. “Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison is no exception. He recently took to Instagram to air his dislike, arguing that his sons, six and eight, need to learn that everything in life should be earned and that effort alone is not a cause for recognition.” (Hefferman 5) Harrison believes there is no use in participation trophies. Not getting a trophy or award teaches a kid to work harder or do better next time as well as teaching a kid to face reality. Trophies aren’t handed out on a silver platter nothing ever
value. When I asked Mrs. Norman, a coach at Deridder High School, why she personally felt that participation trophies affect children, she responded, “From experience, I’ve realized that handing out a trophy to children makes them think that they will get rewarded for doing nothing, and that is not how life works at all. You have to put the work in.”If every young player receives a trophy for merely showing up to practice, and playing games, the exceptional players are slighted. The same applies to teams. Regardless of individual effort, or superior skills, all who participate receive the same acknowledgement. This only sets them up for greater failure down the road.
To conclude, Sports or activity 's, Major or minor; should not give participation rewards. without competition people wont work for their goals, they will simply adopt the mentality that they get a prize no matter what. The real world dose 't work like that. Schools are supposed to prepare you for the next step in life, Not drag you down. major sports dont give participation points and the players are non the worse for it. Finally, trophies for participation is an absolutely ridiculous idea and it should be
A popular discussion today is if sports participation trophies should be given to everyone who plays. My side of the argument is to not give out participation trophies just for showing up and playing. There is a variety of reasons why participation trophies are a bad idea to kids sports. My first reason to not give them out is because the pride of winning and getting a trophy should be earned. No matter what sport or how old you are, you should be taught hard work. To get a trophy, you should work hard all season to win the
I think kids need to learn why getting a trophy for showing up isn’t good. If you didn’t do good you shouldn’t get a reward for doing bad. That’s like getting a cookie for bad behavior, and that never happens right? It doesn’t make any sense. Sure it makes you feel better but you would feel even better if you beat everyone and got a big trophy that you actually earned.
People that say yes see it as motivation to the sport and also makes them feel like they're worth something to the team if they get something in the end. But others that believe if kids know they get something in the end, then they won't even try or “give their best effort”. Some even think the participation trophy is pointless and unnecessary which will make kids think all they have to do is show up to practice and not accomplish anything or put forth the effort toward the sport. If all you do is give kids participation trophies, they'll think everything will get handed to them in their lifetime without any effort. It's basically also a informal sanction just giving all these kids in sporting groups a reward that have no meaning at
Now, before you tell me that school is different. It isn’t. If we can teach our young-athletes that participating is enough to be rewarded, can we not expect the same inside the classroom, or later down the line in the workplace? If your child receives the lowest possible mark on a test, would you want them to be rewarded with stickers on the sheet? I can’t speak for every parent, but I am sure the majority would want their kids to smarten up and work harder at the task. How come we can’t see the same thing inside youth-sports? If a team loses all their games in a season, the kids can receive a token for playing – whether it be a shirt, team photograph, maybe even a pizza party. But, the kids should not be receiving a participation trophy or medal. I’m not heartless, but I can agree with Dr. Fader, HBO and others that the wall full of participation paraphernalia is doing more harm than