Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison recently announced he was taking away his kids’ participation trophies, reportedly because he wants them to “earn a real trophy.” Last week, we asked if you agree that kids shouldn’t be awarded trophies simply for participating.
Most participants (92%) agreed that kids shouldn’t be awarded trophies just for participating. 8% of respondents were unsure.
One reader said, “I think the participation trophies are okay for the beginning levels of sports play. At this level the kids should be learning the fundamentals of the sport.”
Another said, “Participation in an activity can be commemorated with a scrapbookable certificate. Trophies should only be for winners.”
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