|He made it to the top of this climbing wall at Fort Worth Zoo|
I have five children, including four boys, and none have joined an organized sports. Actually, I take that back. They were in martial arts for 4 years. If I have time, two would be on rock climbing gym on a regular basis. I guess it is possible that they could win sports trophies and medals, if only they were given a chance. I am not saying that we do not have any trophies and medals here. My husband won a lot in tennis at his leagues. But the children came from excelling in school and on standardized test. I still see medals, they just carry "math, science, music" signs. I believe my children do well in school because they love accumulating those things. I made sure to display them in prominent places just so they know how much I appreciate it, too.