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Trophy Rage

An interesting look at the debate over heaping praise on our children...

Do Our Kids Get Off Too Easy?

THE conventional wisdom these days is that kids come by everything too easily — stickers, praise, A’s, trophies. It’s outrageous, we’re told, that all kids on the field may get a thanks-for-playing token, in contrast to the good old days, when recognition was reserved for the conquering heroes. Children are said to be indulged and overcelebrated, spared from...Read More