Sometimes our kids….whine.
And sometimes they say, but "Mooooooom, it's not faaaaaair!"
My heart. It bleeds.
The thing is…life's *not* fair. And we as adults have to deal with that…constantly.
Which means, you do your child no favors at all if you try to shield them from this fact of life.
Thus, today….tell your child that while you empathize with his or her frustrations that whatever is not fair….well sorry kiddo, but you know….that's life.
Man up, cupcake!
It's a lesson they'll thank you for later on in life.
ps – speaking about things being unfair, have you seen:
Excellent post! My 5 year old is constantly complaining that life is not fair. I keep telling her that Mommy and Daddy give her what she needs at the time and not whats fair. He brother make get a toy or a candy when she doesn’t, that’s just the way it is.
I always tell my kids, it’s a benevolent dictatorship, and I’m the benevolent dictator. 🙂