Should my 6 yr old son have to share is ride toys (bike, scooter, ect.)?

Donna - posted on 01/17/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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While we are teaching our son to be loving, caring and sharing child. It seems he is getting the short end of the stick when it comes to his ride toys. I have told him that he doesn't have to share his ride toys that they are personal items and it is his choice if he lets someone else ride them. He plays with the neighbor kids all the time and it is a constant battle. My son while he loves playing with the kids he doesn't like his things being taken over. This started being the biggest issue once one child lost a tire on her bike and my son got a new scooter and green machine for Christmas. My son will share is bike all day long but he doesn't like to share his new scooter or green machine yet because they are special to him. It seems as if all the drama has put a negative tone to my son playing with his new toys and the other Mom doesn't seem to understand that his toys are not community toys. While i want my son to know the importance of sharing what he has I also want him to understand that it is his choice what he shares and sharing should make him feel good not angry.

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Jodi - posted on 01/17/2013

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I think that if he can't share it while they are all playing together, then it also isn't fair for him to use it in front of them without sharing. Either they share when they are playing together, or the toy gets put away until it is individual play time.

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Donna - posted on 01/17/2013

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No the other children are not sharing their toys with him. And one scooter between 4 kids doesn't go very far. We live next door so it isn't like it is an official play date it is just daily outside time.

Dove - posted on 01/17/2013

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In my opinion... If he is going to play WITH the neighbor kids... yes he should. If he is just out there playing on his own and they come over and want to use his stuff.... no. Not unless he wants to share.

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