The Cotton Wool Kids!

Last week a US Women’s Basketball Head Coach’s post match interview went viral. Coach Jeff Walz spoke very passionately on how young people are being overprotected and shielded from disappointment in today’s society where “everyone gets a trophy no matter what”!

Watch the interview here…

“You’ve got to have a will. You’ve got to have a will,” he said. “Right now the generation of kids that are coming through, everybody gets a damn trophy, OK? You finish last, you come home with a trophy. You kidding me? I mean, what’s that teaching kids? It’s OK to lose. And unfortunately, it’s our society.”  Jeff Walz


KDYS Community Youth Work co-ordinator Des Bailey


Is this an American phenomenon or has it spread worldwide? Are the young people of Ireland being MOLLYCODDLED? On Tuesday our Community Youth Work co-ordinator Des Bailey spoke with Jerry from the Radio Kerry, the podcast is available below.

Have a listen to the “Kerry Today show” on Radio Kerry interview – Are Young Irish people mollycoddled? Click on the image to access the podcast.



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