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.
All the parents wants from the child is perfection and victorious so they would get a scholarship for college, but the odds of a child getting a scholarship for sport is very unlikely. This means that all the years of playing sports and trying to be the best was worth nothing for the child. This would scar the parent’s and the child relationship, all because of them playing a competitive sport. Another bad relationship can be with the coach. The coach yells at the child’s bad play and also criticize, just like the parents, but worse.
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.
In the rat race of today, every one seems to only focus on winning. They forget the main goal of playing is to establish the concept of teamwork, sportsmanship, and collaboration with the fellow players. I believe that the truly alarming fact is the extent to which parents are in favour of these kinds of sports activities that they ignore the health issues their children will face. They put an enormous amount of pressure and expect nothing but the best from them. This causes a lot of mental health issue when little children fail to come up to the desired expectations.
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.
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.
It should be understandable. Getting an award for being the fastest or the best goalie is far better than getting one for just participating. Kids should not get a trophy for just showing up. In recent times, children have become snooty and believe that they’ll get a trophy no matter what. This is because some coaches and parents nowadays think it’s the right thing to do so none of the kids have their feelings hurt.
They work hard and long for absolutely no pay and are demand a lot, it’s not fair that these young students are being taken advantage of. It just like manipulating a child to do what you want, it’s wrong and unethical. I believe many others also agree with this situation. More and more people are starting to speak up against the manpulatualtion of college athletes in America as a result, I hope that one day in the future the young athletes of America would be treated justly and with
Athletes are not deserving of making the income they earn. While all these professional athletes are out playing their game, other people are trying to save others and trying to make a living.To me, it makes it seem like all the players are contingent on the money. Although these players work hard, I still don’t understand why they earn that much money because I think everyone works hard at what they are trying to accomplish. It wouldn’t matter on what just as long as they tried to get better. Some people may think that they should make a great amount of money because they can get injured in a very bad way and that salary can help them.
If that happened to the world right now, everyone would not be above, they would be meeting every low traits. If everyone was meeting every low trait, then no one would compete with each other, they would just be the same. Competitions are crucial, it is thrilling, and in life, thrills are a good thing. Thrills give people something to look forward to for the next day, but you can not have competition, if you are all the same. This is why it is important for people to be different, be who they were born to be, but censorship is shown that it will limit anyone, from becoming anything.
If your best friend is in a fight with someone you are going to take your best friends side and help them out. In the article Saul says that the boys being tested weren’t like a, “gang” and that they were normal well behaved kids but to an extent they actually were similar to a gang. They were like a gang because they all only had each other to depend on as they are going for the prize and they are always going to be prejudice towards anyone who is trying to get in the way of that. There was an argument that claims that the kids didn’t believe the study results were true because they didn’t understand the experiment, which to me doesn’t make sense, because if the