@lucas8181 said in This community needs to come together to make this game playable online:
OK sure, but the kids didn't give themselves the trophies. So if you're their parents age, complaining about trophies is your generations fault.
I work with kids age 5-18. We in my profession teach manors, we don't give out "awards" unless they are earned, and we hold these kids to high standards.
Have an issue with how they turned out? Look to the source of their learned behaviors, stop blaming children for how they were raised and taught.
So first off I agree it’s the parents that are the main cause of it. I’m 29 but was raised by parents that were born in the 50s so I’m a rare bread of being younger with older parents and my grandparents were depression era children, meaning I grew up with old school values.
I have coached the last 6 years in high school and college and worked first hand with this generation and can say that a majority of this group lack the drive and fire to work hard to earn things and this has become a major issue because we have been learning that many of these kids are afraid to fail giving their best. They would rather give 80% effort and fail to be able to create an excuse that oh I would of been able to win If I did this or work a little harder, basically creating an emotional safety net for themselves if they fail.
I commend you for holding kids to standards, but within that, the demographic you are working with can have a great effect on your teachings. If your working with kids at a private facility, its going to be different than working at a public one. Same goes for region, if you work in a small town it’s gonna be different than a major city.
And your mentality of blame the parents for their learned behaviors has some merit, but at some point that just adds to the excuses they can use for their mistakes and behavior. You wouldn’t be ok with giving a 15 year old homework and him replying “my parents think homework is a waste so I don’t need to do it” and you being oh that’s ok then it’s your parents fault you don’t do it and not yours. At a certain age, I’d say 13-14, you have to start taking responsibility for your own actions and learn about cause and effect, that’s where this generation is really lacking.