Update: Everyone is a winner.

After cleaning my 12-year old's room, I found this pile of medals outside the door. "What are these doing here?" I asked him. "I don't want them anymore," he replied. "You don't want any of these? Why not?" "There's too many..." This is exactly what I was talking about in this post. By awarding him … Continue reading Update: Everyone is a winner.

Everyone is a Winner

I didn’t see James Harrison's Instagram post about his kids getting trophies “just for participating.” But I guess it ignited a bit of a fire about everything from parenting practices, youth sports issues and the problem of overparenting. “Participation trophies” are trophies or medals given to children in a sport or activity. They didn’t win … Continue reading Everyone is a Winner