Fairness is too often misunderstood, undervalued, or downright ignored. But it is also one of the central tenants of a prosperous and just society. More than merely meaning “equality,” fairness means leveling the playing field and making sure everyone has what they need to succeed.
Without fairness, we leave people behind who might not have the same advantages that many of us do. And so it is vital that we begin teaching our children to be fair at an early age so that the culture they create as adults is one which gives everyone the chance to prosper.
But teaching children the concept of fairness isn’t easy. A child’s favorite two words are “No,” and “I,” neither of which are conducive to the idea of fairness. And with their short attention spans, it’s not exactly a simple thing to sit them down and explain such an abstract concept.
But fear not! We’re going to take a look at 6 ways you can teach your child fairness so that they have a better chance of growing up to be just, equitable, and kind people.