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Is it a good idea for every child who participates in a sport to receive a trophy, regardless of how well they perform?

Poll Results: 8,617 votes
No, it gives them a false reality.
Yes, it's a self-esteem builder.
Who cares?

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Andrea A.
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 7:33 AM

Yes, it's a self-esteem builder

BnKatie D.
Sunday September 7, 2014, 9:36 PM

No Not everyone but everyone on a team if the team win's . Take's the whole team to win.

John B.
Monday February 17, 2014, 4:03 PM

Recognition but no trophy.

Sue H.
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:32 PM

Perhaps some sort of job well done sticker or some such.

Laura Saxon
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 4:45 AM


Wednesday January 15, 2014, 3:44 AM


Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:33 PM

all should get positive recognition, which doesn't have to be a trophy. Each brought a gift to the team that can be recognized with a certificate where cost is just printing a page

Suzan F.
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 7:56 PM

No. Adversity builds character. If they don't get a trophy, they'll get over it. Besides, giving trophies to everyone cheapens the trophies for the achievers.

Katie Beglinger
Saturday November 23, 2013, 8:16 PM

Just like it says, its a false reality

Gina Del Castillo
Sunday November 17, 2013, 9:20 PM

I would say it depends, but maybe not a trophy. What ever happen for Participation Ribbons that schools use to award like in recess, the more sports, the more chances of getting more ribbons, and it was nice friendly competition to just see who participated and was awarded the most ribbons and that was just really comparing from children themselves with their classmates.

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