Fairness and loyalty are two of the most important characteristics to me. I am fiercely loyal to my friends and family and I can’t deal with injustice – I have to stand up and say something, if I see that someone isn’t treated fairly.
Fairness and loyalty however are also characteristics that are close to us as customers and consumers. If we spend our hard-earned cash on a product or service, we hope that the service provider values our custom no matter how long we’ve been shopping with them and no matter how long we’ve had our wages paid into our account with their bank.
NatWest agree and that is why they have started their Hello/Goodbye Campaign, a campaign that ensures that all costumers are treated equally. This means, that you are offered the same great deals as a new customer, that you won’t have to go online to search for the best deal and that you won’t be sold deals that get more expensive by the day. Thumbs up, I say! It’s great that a bank practices values that are so important to me as a person and a mum.
Playing fairly, taking turns and sharing with their little friends isn’t something that comes natural to children, but is something that they have to learn throughout their childhood. Of course, you can give them guidance and help them along the way – gently and without creating bad feelings between the children involved:
1. Remind them of rules before they start to play
2. Encourage positive behaviour by giving feedback “Great sharing”, “Aren’t you playing nicely, well done”
3. Offer reassurance when you see a conflict arise, e.g. “It’s your turn soon”, “After Lola is done, it’s your turn”
4. Look for solutions together, e.g. “You both want to play with this. What can we do now?”
5. Distract, if the situation escalates, e.g. “It’s Toby’s turn now, why don’t we play hide and seek meanwhile?”
How do you encourage your kids to play nicely and share?
I’m working with BritMums and NatWest on this project and have been compensated. All opinions are my own.