End-of-year school award ceremonies can be a difficult task to handle and parents should be prepared about how they will handle their children’s disappointments when feeling left out when not winning an award.
School award ceremonies are not something parents get warned about when becoming parents. In this article, we will focus on the impact these ceremonies have on children and how to handle them.
Some of the awards at school ceremonies can be seen as made-up awards in order to have certain children win and look more important than others or just made up to make themselves feel better. These types of awards can be unfair towards kids with parents who are from a lower socio-economic class.
For some parents, it can be an extremely difficult task to get to these ceremonies as they are mostly held at times that working parents can’t make it.
On the other hand, it may actually push children to work harder in order to achieve these goals. Children not winning awards while working extremely hard just to win an award is tough to handle for both parents and children. You need to be prepared to talk to and comfort your kids after a ceremony and still congratulate them on achieving educational goals without awards.
The purpose of these ceremonies can be seen as rewarding a range of skills, knowledge, abilities, hard work, and talent. The ceremonies can encourage children and even others to hear about the ceremonies. Working hard does not necessarily provide awards and that’s good for a child to learn.
It can be good for children to learn that in life there are no physical prizes to win in achieving a goal. Real-life awards for achieving goals are success and how it will impact their life and future.
To conclude, the impact of school award ceremonies on children and parents can have a good impact on children when winning but also teach them hard lessons in life if they do not win. Be prepared as a parent to talk to kids before the event to ensure their wellbeing.