The story of a mother in the U.K. is making the rounds for what she considers an achievement for which her son shouldn’t be recognized. Here’s why:
— ABC News (@ABC) July 14, 2017
Somewhat ironically the mother’s blog post about not accepting an award for her son never being out sick has gone viral. Full story here.
"But you are shamed for taking joy in small achievements." https://t.co/R6nGhCfOjO
— Brooke Rogers (@bkerogers) July 14, 2017
But shaming your kid for earning an award is A-OK https://t.co/2OX4AHfEtH
— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) July 15, 2017
I had perfect attendance from 5th grade -11 grade and accepted that award with pride every year.
— bruce (@brucea123456789) July 14, 2017
SON: "Mom, I got a great job!'
MOM: "Give it back! I'll not have you shaming the unemployed!"
— 🌵JENNA (@jennabean) July 14, 2017
Let's rob kids of any and all motivation whatsoever. What could possibly go wrong. https://t.co/eFMMDEwPYk
— Shawnon ☕ (@SMichelle1978) July 15, 2017
For the kid's sake, I hope the troll gene is recessive. https://t.co/YYM6BtSNZT
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) July 14, 2017
oh FFS. https://t.co/Gf4zZC73Tx
— Wes Shoreway (@thedouglasadams) July 14, 2017
So being healthy to attend school everyday is now healthy child shaming… https://t.co/dKXJwr4tlW
— 😒Richard Jamesson😐 (@soyouknowwme) July 15, 2017
The "Incredibles" sequel is a bit underwhelming. https://t.co/6mlh4Ixpqv
— Damian Penny (@damianpenny) July 15, 2017
What this really teaches is that we can't celebrate anyone's achievements because someone with different achievements might feel bad. https://t.co/kYByJCinTr
— BooMo (@molratty) July 15, 2017
Are things shifting in PC-land?
Are we moving from trophies for everyone to no awards allowed?
— Jill Taylor (@JillSilverShoes) July 15, 2017