Fair, No Fair, Not Fair


Somewhere between the age of 5 and 8 begins the mantra of childhood ‘not fair!’. It becomes the most spoken phrase and one that raises the tiny hairs on many a parent’s neck and you, the adult, turn into your own parents responding ‘Life is not fair .’

Perhaps you swore you ‘d never say that, so what is your response?

My favourite response… the teacher response, that I always used in my classroom, ‘Fair is not everyone getting the same thing.Fair is everyone getting what they need.’

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