Kids like to play outside and play competitive sports, such as football, soccer, basketball and other sports, but what parents and children don’t know, are the consequences of trying to strive and win in competitive sports. Even though sports are supposed to be fun and healthy, children are stressed out from playing it. Playing sports are actually dangerous for children. Which is why children should not play competitive sports. To begin why children should not play competitive sports is because they can get injured, which may impact their entire life.
Competition only makes children bound to be winners. It also discourages sportsman spirit. Instead of being a source of healthy growth, these competitive sports have started becoming the source of depression for children when they don’t fulfil the expectations of their parents. These sports should enhance the sportsman spirit in children and must be beneficial for their mental and physical health. Concentrating on winning or losing spoils the fun that games hold.
Summary In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” Jessica Statsky tries to demonstrate the negative effect of organized sports on the physical and psychological health of growing child. She claims that the games are not festive but they end up in the wrong development of a child’s brain. The coaches and parents have high hopes for their children that result in the pressure building. This changes the purpose of sports from teaching tolerance, teamwork and sportsmanship to merely winning by all means. The writer further explains that the idea of winning sometimes causes severe injuries that may prevail for a lifetime.
Through the use of medical terminology, lack of understanding about her daughter’s condition and unempathetic doctors they managed to convince the mother that her child had no hope of survival. The mom agreed to let the doctors complete the two-day test to prove total brain death.
I don’t believe this is right, and if you do; read on. Firstly, shows like Toddlers & Tiaras encourage a very competitive nature in young kids. It is hard to try and change something about a child once they are a teenager, so telling kids that winning is everything in life will carry over to their
Participation trophies are a threat to children’s social skills and their future. Participation trophies have been a front line topic that started in the early 2000’s, people claim that it gives children a confidence boost and makes them tackle their dreams, but in reality it awards them by making them spoiled and they will quit the first time they 're discouraged or don’t succeed. Participation trophies are a threat to children 's social skills and their future. Parents feel comforted and happy when their kids are happy, so they don’t want to see them discouraged when they lose a game. “When faced with the prospect of competition, children often withdraw.
I had to get on the phone and say in an adolescent voice that was not very convincing, ‘This is Mrs. Tan’”(10). This shows how her mother affected her childhood in the way that she even had to talk for her so that other people would understand and take her seriously. The way Tan includes this quote shows that as a child she had to help her mom in many major ways. With this quote Tan affects the audience in the way that just because she was ashamed of her mother doesn’t mean that she didn’t care for her and that other people should do the same. “My mother had gone to the hospital for an appointment, to find out about a benign brain tumor a CAT scan had revealed a month ago.
Belly thought it was about the divorce, but it was actually about their mom getting breast cancer again. Belly was the last person to know about this information. Belly stayed in her bed for that day being upset, until her mother told her to get out of bed. “Her words made sense. If Susannah me, then that was something that I could do.” (p 258) Her mother words made sense for her to get up and help Susannah.
Do We Give Our Children Too Many Trophies? A trophy symbolizes a win or an achievement, but does it mean anything if you get a trophy just because everyone else did? If you are awarded a trophy and you know that you have not done anything to deserve it then you might feel bad about yourself. If you know for sure that you are going to get a trophy, then why would you go to practice, lessons, or even competitions or games? If there is a limited number of trophies and rewards to be handed out then everyone will want to win and work hard so they will get that prize.
Kate had been through multiple surgeries, and she always tried to put her best foot forward although there were a few times that she felt angry, and she started acting unlike herself by doing things like drinking alcohol. It came a time in Kate’s life when she knew her situation was not getting better, so she wanted to stop all the medical operations. She informed her sister that she needed to petition the court for medical emancipation which in return she will gain control over her body, and the family could move on. This caused their mother to be really upset knowing that the younger sister will allow the older sister to die because she wanted to stop donating. Kate situation also caused a conflict of interest between her mother and father because the father just wanted Kate and Anna to be happy and comfortable, and the mother want her to be at the hospital to get better.