In his article "Trophy Fury - What's Behind Claims that Kids
Are Coddled and Over-celebrated?" Alfie Kohn writes:
"The last time I checked, a web search for the phrases
'everyone gets a trophy' and 'trophies just for showing up'
produced more than 700,000 hits. The links mostly point to
expressions of outrage that a thanks-for-playing token might
be given to all the kids on the field ó in contrast to the
good old days, when recognition was permitted only for the
conquering heroes. Thatís a lot of hating to be directed at
Click below...you might be surprised at what Kohn has to say
about this facet of the myth of the spoiled child.
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