Originally Posted by Derek Weaver
I blame the soccer moms. Everyone gets a trophy.
I remember being a kid at the end of a basketball season and everyone got a trophy. We hadn't actually won anything. "Participation trophies" are terrible. Everyone wants their kid to feel special and accomplished. I get that. But making them actually accomplish something before bestowing the crown isn't all bad.
Agree about the trophies. Just ordered the book, thanks for reminding me.