Kids and the Comparison Trap


Are adults the only ones who struggle with the issue of comparison? Nope. Are the stakes lower for kids when they compare themselves to others? Nope again. So, what are parents to do? Good news! We can be prepared to coach our kids, regardless of their ages, through the mine field of constant comparison. They don’t have to find themselves feeling jealous, envious, or “less-than” because others seem to have more. They don’t have to be twenty-something to begin understanding the value and worth that is uniquely theirs.

I recently had the opportunity to co-write an article for Focus on the Family about helping our kiddos avoid the trap of comparison. Check it out here:



  1. Sheila says

    Sandra, it was a pleasure working with you. The trap of comparing yourself to others is such a relevant topic for today’s families. I appreciate your willingness to be a voice in the ongoing public forum through your devotional “The Comparison Trap” and app, and in this article.

    • Margaret says

      Thank you Sandra for developing the comparison trap program. I just finished previewing it for a ladies retreat that I will be hosting this weekend at our cabin in West Alabama. The cabin is small and not very pretty but it’s a place to gather 5 of my friends and renew ourselves for the new year. Looking forward to seeing what God does with us in 2017.

  2. Susie Eberhard says

    Our Bible study is just starting your book with the video …Here in Sandy Springs….
    Thanks in advance for the growth and blessings we’re looking forward to !!
    … also for the soup recipe!!

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