Trophy Kids and Pushy Parents: The Advantages of Competitive Social Attitudes There has been a lot of fretting, in both popular media and academic literature, over parents’ competitive social attitudes as expressed in so-called trophy kids. There are two schools of thought on this issue, represented by those who enable these attitudes by providing venues and products to competitive parents versus those who believe that competitive parenting visits psychological and other harms on both children and society. This paper will first attempt to define competitive parenting and the phenomenon of the trophy kid, and argue that neither is a threat to the public health or psychosocial well-being of society; on the contrary, despite initial...The end:
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