Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Trophies And Awards Give Our Children The Incentive To Do Their Best

My kids love to compete. They seem to beat me in everything we do together. When we play video games, my son is always a step ahead of me. It is incredible how quickly children learn things. I decided to let my children join their school bowling league so they could have fun with their friends. My children surprised me when they won their bowling league. I should not have been surprised, but I was. After the shock was gone, I was very proud of my children. The trophies were pretty cool and they are sitting on our television stand. There are cool places where the bowling alley buys their Awards and Gifts R Us for the winners of each bowling league. They have a party for the kids after the league is over with pizza and drinks. The kids have a blast and the parents spend time talking about church and school.

Next year, we believe we are going to put our children in martial arts. We are not sure if they give awards for their classes, but we thought it would be fun for the kids. The kids could learn how to protect themselves and have fun learning a new thing. I believe I may also join the martial arts class, so I can learn  more ways to protect myself. With my jobs, I am always in situations that can become dangerous. I deliver pizza at night and drive through some interesting neighborhoods. Most of the people are decent, but once in awhile you meet somebody who is up to know good. If the kids earn awards in martial arts, that is cool too, but I am more interested in them learning how to be safe. I know if they win competitions, they could win trophies just like they did at the bowling alley.

I believe awards are great incentives for our children. Competing makes them work harder at what they are doing. Knowing they have a chance to win a trophy, gives them that extra push to try their best. I don't like it when sports or activities give each child a trophy for competing. I believe this takes away from what  earning a trophy really means. I am also wondering right now if my children will wind up being better than me at martial arts too. I guess, only time will tell.

This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.

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