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“That’s Not Fair!”

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by Amy

Or is it? Here are a few fun and simple conversation starters to get your family talking about fairness, the theme we featured in our May newsletter.

2-7 Years Old:

  • How does daddy or mommy show fairness at home? Or how does your teacher show fairness at school?
  • How do you feel about sharing? Do you like to share? Why or why not? Do you like when other people share with you? Why?
  • If you had three cookies and five friends what would you do to make it fair for everybody?

8-13 Years Old:

  • How do you define fairness?
  • Can you give an example of a time you saw a friend, family member or stranger being treated unfairly? What did you do? If you can’t think of a real example, what might you do in such a situation?
  • Unfortunately, there are lots of examples in the media of politicians, sports figures, businessmen and others acting unfairly. Can you think of someone you admired who acted unfairly? What did he or she do? (If you need a specific conversation starter, here’s one). How did this change your opinion of them?

14-100 Year Old

  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” said Martin Luther King, Jr. Have you ever taken on an injustice in your community or in the world? What was the issue, and what happened?
  • Can you think of someone from your own life who demonstrated great fairness? In what ways did he or she do this?
  • At this point in life, do you believe life is or isn’t fair? What has made you feel this way?



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