Kids today are extremely sheltered. Long gone are the days where people earned their trophies, or worked their way to the top.
Being handed participation trophies breeds entitlement, and teaches children that they don’t need to do work to earn their place in life.
How Participation Trophies Have Bred Entitlement
We live in an age where today’s kids are emotionally fragile. A lot of this fragility is coming from the politically-correct society we’ve created that have men abdicating their role as responsible leaders in their homes and communities. Consequently, our kids think they need trophies, medals, or ribbons just for showing up.
What kids really need is to know their station and place in life. And, while still kids, it shouldn’t be at the head of the banquet table. It’s called paying your dues. An attitude of humility is what kids need to possess in order to become God-honoring, successful adults. Read Luke 17: 7-10 to get a biblical perspective.
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