“Winning is not everything – but making an effort to win is.”
-Quote by Vince Lombardi
Related traits – Tolerance
Fairness means doing what is right, so no one is badly treated. Sometimes fairness means equal, but fairness does not always mean the same. Being fair means that you: play by the rules, take turns, share, keep an open mind, consider all sides of a story.
The fair person knows that the best and most important reward he can receive is the feeling he gets inside when he does his best to treat others fairly.
Fairness – How to show your child fairness at home
Include your child in simple family decisions. (“If you want tacos for dinner, raise your hand”)
Encourage your child to share a special toy with a friend. (For example, suggest the children take turns.)
Play a board game together and make a special point to follow the rules.
Compliment your child whenever he or she is fair.
Fairness is as easy as listening to each other’s sides – especially your child’s.