Fairness is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A fair person acts in accordance with the rules or community standards. A fair person acts without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage. A fair person recognized the importance of equality.

Research shows bias toward adopting children of certain ethnic, racial backgrounds

2018-04-29T12:30:27+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Benevolence, Compassion, Courageousness, Fairness, Parenting|

As America continues to adopt more children internationally than any other country, hundreds of thousands of children in the U.S. - most of whom are children of color - sit in foster care awaiting adoption. Though some Americans express a desire to adopt non-white children, even they have limitations when it comes to adopting children [...]

Kansas State University child development scholar suggests strategies to build foundation for empathy, tolerance

2018-04-29T12:43:38+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Benevolence, Compassion, Fairness, Psychology, Respectfulness|

When a child feels valued, he sees values in others. When he realizes he has his own thoughts and emotions, he understands that others do, too. When his ideas and feelings are respected, he learns to respect them in others.   "As a parent, you want your child to understand and respect that other people [...]

Moral tales with positive outcomes motivate kids to be honest

2018-04-29T12:44:42+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Fairness, Health, Psychology|

A moral story that praises a character’s honesty is more effective at getting young children to tell the truth than a story that emphasizes the negative repercussions of lying, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.   The findings suggest that stories such as “The Boy Who [...]

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

2018-04-29T12:45:22+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Benevolence, Fairness, Health, Psychology, Respectfulness|

People lie – we know this. People lie to kids – we know this, too. But what happens next? Do children who’ve been lied to lie more themselves?   Surprisingly, the question had not been asked experimentally until Chelsea Hays, then an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of California, San Diego, approached professor [...]

Teaching Acceptance and Understanding for Individuals with Limitations

2018-04-29T12:46:38+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Awareness, Compassion, Education, Fairness, Parenting, Relationships, Respectfulness|

On my way into work today, I was listening to a local morning program talk about a situation occurring in a local town regarding trick or treating. A parent reportedly posted flyers throughout the neighborhood asking families practice “responsible parenting” and to provide only certain types of candy to all children on Halloween given her [...]

African American Parents Focus on Equality When Teaching Preschoolers About Race

2018-04-29T12:51:23+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Education, Fairness, Respectfulness|

African American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism – emphasizing equal rights, opportunities, and shared humanity across lines of ethnicity and race – when talking with their young preschool-aged children about race, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt.   African American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism – [...]