The one word a millennial says needs to be used more to combat participation-trophy culture – The Courage

Millennials get called a lot of things. One of them most certainly is the “participation trophy generation.” It’s the idea that young people and children are being praised for just trying or, even worse, losing. And that leads to entitlement, lack of drive, and sometimes downright laziness. So how do parents combat that mentality?

One millennial is offering a suggestion. And it starts with a single word.“The simple answer … I would say is simply saying ‘no,’” Grant Skeldon recently told an audience during a Q&A session in response to a father’s question.

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