June 1st, 2016
This concept is new to me, and as with many things these days, I have the wisdom from my kids’ school to thank. In fact this image was sent to me today by the School Adjustment Counselor, who was filling me in on some work with students he was doing around why certain accommodations were being made for certain students who seem -from the outside- to receive special privileges unfairly.
So even when my daughter was asking for an elaborate snack to be packed for her nature walk, like the one for her brother’s field trip the day before “So it would be fair,” I was better equipped to explain that the nature walk is not the same as the field trip, and therefore didn’t warrant the same level of food prep, but is still fair even though it’s not the same. (Not to mention that LIFE AIN’T FAIR.)
Just a tiny tiny example of Child Equity Negotiations… but if that is not what parenting is often all about I don’t know what is.