My son HATES to share, what do i do??

Carise - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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He dont like to share any of his toys, they dont even have to be his and he dont want to share i dont know what to do??

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Lindsey - posted on 10/19/2009

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Its just a phase n im sure he'll grow out of it, you hav 2 keep reminding him 2 share, n maybe reward him iff he does ,with a good-boy sticker every time, and praise his good behaviour. i think kids always respond well to praise, rather than being told off.

Andrea - posted on 10/18/2009

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Maybe you've already tried this, but try playing with him at home and offer to share what you have with him. If you both have something to play with, you can tell him "I'll share my toy with you and you can share your toy with me". Give him your toy and see if he gives you his (at the same time). It's just practice & patience. It happens differently with every child.

Elaine - posted on 10/15/2009

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Don't worry about it.( Id complex ie its all about there wants) Its completely normal and he will grow out of it. Take him to play groups were he has to learn to share with other children. He will slowly start to share, but this will only happen when he moves from playing beside another child to playing with another child as he gets older.

Tsema - posted on 10/15/2009

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encourag e him to share and put him around older children where they will share with him and he will want to do the same thing too.

Tsema - posted on 10/15/2009

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The 1st question is how old is he? you need to encourage him to share by always asking him to. secondly hhelp him stay witj other children and when he sees them sharing with him, he would do the same too. little kids like to imitate plder children. dont yank it off him, rather encoragehim. i hope this helps.

Veronica - posted on 10/15/2009

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if hes an only child this might b a little harder, but if you explain to him that if he doesnt share his toys they will get taken away maybe that will sink i a little better.

User - posted on 10/15/2009

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take it off him! give it back to him only when he agrees to share it. my son is 2 and normally hes ok with sharing but on the days that hes not, if he doesnt play nicely and share than he doesnt get it until he agrees to play nice and if he still doesnt share than he doesnt get it at all and my daughter gets it instead. sounds cruel but its up to the child to make a decision and acept the consequences!

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