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Kids get all kinds of certificates and trophies for recognition at school these days, including awards for not missing a day of school all year. Some parents are happy for their kids’ perfect attendance, but one mom in the U.K. decided to take a stand and not have her son accept his award.

Author and mom Rachel Wright explains why she had her son decline his attendance award in a Facebook Post:

Wright’s post received thousands of comments, some agreeing with her and others that felt it was important to let kids accept these awards because they can boost self-esteem. Some parents say their kids don’t get academic or sports awards and the perfect attendance award is the only one they get, so they need that “head up high” moment.

What’s your thoughts?