Parenting - values | 3-12 yrs

Teaching Children To Be Fair And Just


“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you”

– H. Jackson Brown

Being fair and just are two of the most important qualities of a good person and play key roles in promoting harmony and peace in the world. Fairness can mean different things: sharing, caring, compromising, admitting when you are wrong and making sure everyone is treated with the kindness and respect they deserve. For our children to grow up into fair and just adults, it is important to teach them these values during their formative years.

According to Psychology Today, in most societies worldwide, fairness is considered as one of the fundamental moral values. Research studies have made it clear that children begin to understand the concept of fairness quite early in their lives. One way of teaching our children the concept of fairness is by listening to their opinions and setting boundaries at the same time. WebMD says that fairness does not come from just good manners. It’s probably a mix of nature and nurture that develops our sense of fairness.

For learning more about ways of inculcating a sense of fairness in your children, please click through the pages of this ClipBook.


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