Should children be given trophies for just participating?

James Harrison, an American National Football League player, caused a social media tempest when he wrote on Instagram about how he was returning his two sons’ participation trophies.

Harrison expressed his disagreement with the idea that someone would receive an award for not being the best, for not earning it.

Presenter Redi Tlhabi asked CapeTalk/702 listeners whether children should be given participation trophies or should these be reserved only for winners.

Below are some the twitter responses to the topic:

Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show:


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