From the American view of things, my family should be very concerned with fairness. Not only do I have three daughters who are close in age, but two of them are identical twins. Many would assume that I should strive greatly to pursue perfectly fair treatment for my kids at all times.
I don’t. In fact, when one of my kids whines, “It’s not fair,” my standard response is “I’m not interested in fairness.” Why?
There are two main reasons that we don’t do “fairness” at our house. First, “fairness” is understood by American children to mean exact sameness. Continue reading “Why I Don’t Treat My Kids “Fairly””