Should Kids Get Participation Trophies?

Trophy Kid

Let's face it; in life, we don't always win. In fact, failling is often when we learn the most about ourselves and what we need in order to move forward. Kids need these lessons too, but how does losing shape their self-esteem? And if we're being honest, getting a trophy does feel really good! But should they be awarded for just participating? We asked some of our Parent Toolkit experts if kids should get participation trophies. Here's what they had to say: 

Expert Perspectives