Mom Refuses Son’s Award For The Best Reasons

Liberals are always preaching about inclusivity, and constantly promote a sense of entitlement.

The idea that “every kid deserves a trophy” has permeated our culture, teaching children that all they need to do is show up to be rewarded.

Now, one mom is fighting back and showing her child that hard work, and not just participation, is what is expected in her family.

Rachel Wright’s 11-year-old son, J.J., was recently notified that he would be receiving a “perfect attendance” award from his school.

And Rachel took to Facebook to voice her opinion on the award, and why she would not allow her son to accept it.

Healthypage reported:

Rachel’s first reason? She says her family doesn’t “reward luck”. “In this family we will think of as many reasons possible to praise our children. We will celebrate and reward them, but being lucky enough not to get sick is not one of them. He’s lucky to have not developed a fever, had an accident or live with a chronic illness.”

Her second reason is that she believes attendance awards “demonize the weakest”. “In this family you are not shamed for ill health, vulnerability or weakness. In this house you are not encouraged to spread germs when you are not well. In this house we look after ourselves and the weakest amongst us.”

The third reason Rachel wouldn’t allow JJ to accept his award is because she says he doesn’t have control over his attendance. “In this family you don’t take praise for something you didn’t do. He had no control over his attendance. I took him to school and it would have been my decision to keep him off. I should get the reward (or not) for his attendance.”

The 4th and final reason for Rachel’s decision is because she will be taking him out of school for a few days near the end of the term. “In this family we value school and work but we also know the importance of making memories and having rest. So our son will finish his school year one week early.”

Rachel has faced backlash for her decision, receiving comments from liberal moms who don’t understand why she would “allow her son to be disappointed” by preventing him from accepting his “hard earned” award.

Liberal parents are always in an uproar about inclusivity and equality for all.

In athletic competitions, academics, and other extracurricular activities, these parents perpetuate the idea that all you have to do is show up and put out minimal effort in order to be rewarded.

They cannot accept that their child may be disappointed if someone else — who has worked hard and showed discipline to succeed — is acknowledged for that work.

Schools and athletic programs have begun the practice of giving every child a participation trophy so that no one is disappointed.

But this liberal idea sends a damaging message to our children.

Participation alone will not bring a child success down the road.

Children need to learn at a young age that hard work and responsibility are the keys to success.

Working toward the goal of becoming better at something through practice and diligence is a concept that will help them to be successful adults.

Rachel Wright is one parent who understands this concept, and is teaching her son that if you want to excel, you need to put in the work.

And as she states in her Facebook message, the absurd practice of “perfect attendance” awards is another example of rewarding children for just “showing up.”

Being fortunate enough to not miss a day of school due to illness is not an award-worthy circumstance.