'It's Not Fair!' 5 Ways to Help Siblings Feel Equal

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“Her piece is bigger!”

If you have just enough for two kids to share, let one kid split the item and let the other choose first, Markham suggests. Or, if you didn't think ahead, lightly mock yourself and replace the coveted item with love. Say, “Oh, no! Her piece was bigger? I can’t believe it! If your piece was even a hundredth smaller, that means I need to make it up to you—with a hundred hugs and kisses!”