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

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By Keren Perles

You could use a tape measure to cut each piece of cake, and still you’d hear those three words: “It’s not fair!” “You can’t possibly make things fair,” says Laura Markham, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. “Kids will always argue that someone else got a bigger piece. They actually see it that way—that you’re always favoring their sibling.”