05/05/2014 03:15 pm ET Updated May 05, 2014

Do Our Kids Get Off Too Easy?

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THE conventional wisdom these days is that kids come by everything too easily — stickers, praise, A’s, trophies. It’s outrageous, we’re told, that all kids on the field may get a thanks-for-playing token, in contrast to the good old days, when recognition was reserved for the conquering heroes.

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