Trophy Child

A gifted child whose parents parade him/her around—e.g., by making him/her play a musical instrument—to impress others and enhance the parent(s)’ status among their peers
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In "Trophy Child", author Ted Cunningham advises parents on how to avoid the sin of vanity parent, and offers Christian parenting advice on how to overcome the impulse to try to force their child into their image instead of God's image for them.