At what age do you or can you teach a kid about fairness? I helped my cousin watch after her 17 yr old and 11 yr old. I had to pick up the 17 yr old from softball practice. She hinted she wanted to get a tapioca drink so I took her to get one. I didn't think about getting the 11 yr old a drink (stupid me) and he started having a fit when I went to pick him up from the library and he saw his sister had one but he didn't.
I apologized but he was still crying, stomping, kicking, etc. I was going to tell him about about life and fairness but since it's not my kid, I didn't think it was appropriate.
This brings me to the next question. If I have kids one day, when should I teach MY kids about fairness and that it's ok that someone can get something but they might not? What age would they understand the concept and lesson and not miss the learning moment b/c they were so caught up over what was "unfair"