With Grace: What’s Wrong with Favoritism

Do you know anyone that shows favoritism? I do sadly.

With Grace: Whats Wrong with Favoritism

There is a multitude of people out there that favor one child, grandchild, niece, nephew, employee, or student over one another. Here is how favoritism is affecting a child’s self-esteem.

Favoritism is affecting a child’s self-esteem by making them feel like they are excluded from everyday activity, they feel they don’t fit in with a crowd of people, they feel they can’t do anything right to please people, and they think about harming themselves or others. 

Not only does it affect a child’s self-esteem, but it can turn the favorite child, grandchild, niece, nephew, employee, or student into a jerk. Here are some tips on how to stop favoritism at home.

You must value your boundaries, value your happiness, defend your boundaries, find safe outlets, and realize it’s not you, it’s them. Here are some tips on how to stop favoritism in the classroom or workplace. 

Evaluate whether it is favoritism, speak directly with leadership, refrain from venting to other students or employees, speak up more than once, and maintain a professional relationship with your classmate or co-worker. 

Nepotism is quite similar to favoritism except for the fact that nepotism is favoring relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than their abilities while favoritism is the unfair favoring of one person or a group of people at the expense of another. 

Remember, always let love lead the way, be a light to one another, and always realize what happens in the dark always comes to light.