Like for sports. The entire team gets a trophy for playing, even though there might have been a few kids who didn't even make the effort to play. Do you think it's fair for one kid, who does work hard, to be awarded the same prize as the rest of the kids he or she is doing that activity with?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Sep. 18, 2010 in Parenting Debate
Answer by urkiddingright at 1:11 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by an-apple-a-day at 1:14 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Part of the money you paid was so everyone could get trophy. The trophy has nothing to do wih effort, ability or outcome. It's important for you and your kids to understand that life isn't fair.
Answer by Gailll at 1:16 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by GinNTonic at 1:16 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by LostTheSlipper at 1:24 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by older at 1:40 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:59 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
There is no I in TEAM. If you are playing on a team and the entire team gets trophies then so be it. If it is such a problem either suggest they also have an MVP or buy your child their own special trophy.
Always remember playing a sport should be FUN. It is not about the awards. It is about playing your best.
Answer by mama_l at 2:25 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
A team trophy does not have to signify WINS. Even if a little league team or soccer team came in 5th place, I still see nothing wrong with an end of season trophy to say THANKS FOR BEING PART OF THE TEAM. My brother played as a child, and each child's trophy pointed out the special contribution each player made to the team. It had nothing to do with how many games they won.
Answer by KairisMama at 2:29 PM on Sep. 18, 2010