There are countless cultural -differences between China and the US nike air max 97 uomo saldi , and it's -usually interesting to see those differences trickle into the world of sports.
One of those differences revolves around the way parents raise their children. As Amy Chua made clear in her 2011 shock-value memoir about "Tiger Mothers," many Chinese parents push their children to excel academically and in other areas, to compete with and surpass the accomplishments of their peers.
Chua contrasted this mind-set with a stereotypical American parenting strategy that focuses more on children's -self-esteem, social lives and overall personal happiness.
Don't tell that to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison.
Last week, Harrison returned two trophies his sons received simply for participating in an athletic event. On Instagram nike air max 97 saldi , he wrote, "While I am proud of my boys and will encourage them [until] the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they earn a REAL trophy."
It's no surprise that Harrison feels this way. After signing with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002, he was released three times during the seasons that followed. It was only through hard work and dedication that Harrison eventually earned two Super Bowl rings.
It's too bad more American parents don't feel the way Harrison does about "participation trophies." While it's true that there are plenty of misguided parents who take their kids' competitive endeavors too seriously, it's also not healthy for those kids to believe that "We're all winners" - a vanilla nike air max 270 saldi , feel-good phrase that is spewed at far too many American elementary schools and the playing fields that surround them.
The reality is that individual -human beings possess different skill sets. -Accordingly, some children are great at sports, while others excel in nonathletic areas. The sooner children are taught to deal with success and failure in a -reasonable manner, the sooner they will be -prepared for adult life.
Turns out we're not all winners, but James Harrison certainly is. And the odds are pretty good that his competitive philosophy will help his sons become winners as well.
WINDHOEK nike just do it air force saldi , May 22 (Xinhua) -- Namibia will launch its fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) on May 31, the Namibia Planning Commission (NPC) said Monday.
The NPC said after discussions, formulation and preparation of the document as well as several consultative meetings, the NDP5 document has been finalized and is ready to be launched.
The development plan will not replace the current national development programs such as Vision 2030 and the Harambee plan (HPP), which President Hage Geingob launched last year nike just do it scarpe bianche , but will run concurrently.
The Namibia government over the years has adopted planning as a management tool to help effective decision-making.
The first National Development Plan (NDP1) was formulated for a period of five years (19951996 to 20002001) focusing on the diversification of the economy and consolidation of the achievements realised during the initial five years of Independence.