Erin - posted on 09/29/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My 19 month old has always been excellent with sharing, which was a bit of a shock because she is such a little diva and can be very demanding in other ways. My best friend has 2 boys (4 and 19mths) and they are both snatchers!! We spend quite a bit of time together and it's getting to be an issue.
Milla has no idea why every time she picks up a toy or book it gets taken away, so she has started either screaming or hitting them. I'm then in a situation where I need to step in and correct her behaviour, but the boys (it's mainly the young one) never get told not to snatch. Then, my friend says to me.. 'oh she really doesn't understand sharing does she?' :-o I had to take a deep breath lol. I just said she can share fine, she's just not used to things being snatched from her all the time.
So I need to know what I can do to help her deal with the snatching, because the tantrums and hitting is obviously not acceptable. Her verbal and communication skills are excellent, so I try and explain the situation, but when she's mad she doesn't really listen. And I'm getting a little pissed that she's winding up looking like the naughty one when she is only reacting to someone else's poor behaviour.