Whenever you work with children, or are around them for any length of time, you tend to get to know them and their beliefs. But one constant among all of them, is this idea concerning fairness, especially given their propensity to declare something as “not fair” when they perceive great injustice done against them. What really will get them going is saying that someone does or does not have favorites. They will immediately say that we are not supposed to have favorites and we are to treat everyone equally.
The fairness argument is a false premise. We are to teach and raise our children in a way that is according to their nature. Some may receive greater privileges than others because they demonstrate the maturity to handle such privileges. Some need to be treated with kid’s gloves because they cannot handle the extra responsibility. So please know, that I don’t buy the premise behind the idea of “fairness.”