Lavoie's Analysis

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According to Lavoie (2005) many parents think that their children do not understand or grasp the idea of fairness. However, he explains that they already do understand that at one point or another kids know when another kids necessities are much bigger than someone else’s. He urges parents who have more children at home to stop trying to balance the scale in order that the other children don’t feel left out. His suggestion for the parents is to let the other children know that if they were the one needing extra attention to meet their needs, as parents they would be doing the same thing for them. Being honest with their children from the beginning and not making assumptions that they do not understand their brother or sister special needs
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