You can’t have participation trophies because your momma and daddy have no chill

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has recently shared his decision to return the participation trophies that his 6 and 8-year-old sons were given has sparked a huge debate on social media. Harrison shared on Instagram:

I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy. #harrisonfamilyvalues

As a mother of a 6-year-old who will be involved in competitive sports this year, I completely agree with Harrison. Not necessarily because participation trophies foster entitled kids, but because their parents have ZERO chill!

And you know exactly who these parents are. The moment your kid loses a football game, pageant, race, soccer game, karate match, Hell, even a game of fucking checkers, they’re on the sidelines like…

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And these are your parents, not the kids!

The participation trophies are for your parents, so they won’t send angry emails to whomever is in charge of your little pee-wee team.

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Kids get over things pretty quickly if they lose a game or a match. Give them a little pizza, and ice cream, tell them to try harder the next time, and they’re good.

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In fact, sometimes us bragging about our son, or dancing when he has an accomplishment is all the motivation that he needs to try harder. My husband and I are always chest bumping when our little one gets good grades, or hits a milestone. We’ve PERFECTED the chest bump.

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Sorry for the honesty, boys and girls. But as long as your parents act like a damn monkey at your games, like this…

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Or this…

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The participation trophy thing will always be an issue. *Yeezus Shrug*

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