Originally Posted by Vizion
I heard a teacher once shout to a kid who was exclaiming "I won! I won!" (about a race he had just won), she corrected him with "Don't say "I won", say "I had fun!"
What a p***** thing to teach a kid. There is nothing wrong with winning or losing and having the fortitude to admit it.
Oh, that's pathetic. How do they expect these children to cope in the real world of competition and just plain everyday life? I wonder how they explain away the Olympic Gold medals?
Originally Posted by DonnaMaria
Parents are unwilling to have their children disappointed and upset. I have gotten in trouble for only having one prize for each game at holiday parties. Now I am required to do games where everyone wins all the time. ............
That is truly sad - we have to have politically correct games now. I feel for you, DonnaMaria, and I would guess it does no good to protest. It just makes me glad I grew up in an era where people making school policy acknowledged the fact that there were winners and losers. We got wacked on the knuckles by Sister Mary Discipline if we acted up. We were taught to respect our elders. Oh, we also played the apparently-extremely-dangerous kickball.