We are told to avoid double standards. Different rules for different people.
But, sometimes a double standard is appropriate.
We often hear negative talk when it comes to double standards, but aren’t there times when double standards are appropriate? Sure there are. Especially when it comes to raising our kids. Our kids need to know that they are kids and not adults. Therefore they need to be content with not enjoying all the rights and privileges of adulthood.
Sure, when it comes to moral standards parents want to set good examples by modeling appropriate behavior. But as one quick example, I see parents who wouldn’t order a steak unless their kids could have one too. Kids need to see adulthood as something to aspire to. Not as something they are already entitled to.
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