“It’s not fair!” is one of the rallying cries of childhood. At any given moment, somewhere in the world, a child is sure he’s not getting a fair shake. Practicing the fairness doctrine doesn’t lead to generosity and gentleness of spirit but to grumbling and hoarding. Among siblings, pursuit of fairness as a parent can create conflict, frustration, and disappointment because each child will be constantly assessing everything to make sure things are distributed evenly.
In this video, I provide some areas that most parents attempt to play fair with their children, why it’s not necessary or good for the kids to do so, and ways to correct this habit.