Help terrible two year old

Janyth - posted on 04/10/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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How does any single mom handle with a a two year old who does not want to share her or his toys with any other children because they are the only child.

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Heather - posted on 04/10/2009

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Take the toy away and explain if you can't be nice and share then you can't play. I know it sounds mean but after a few time of loosing their toy they catch on. Ask if she is ready to share and be nice if she agrees give it back but then if she does it again you take it away. Show her how nice it is to share and how happy it makes her friends to share. Read the rainbow fish book to her and relate it to people around her. Good luck

Anahera - posted on 04/10/2009

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My daughter had the only child syndrome so to speak, I enrolled her in preschool two times a week and that seemed to make her sharing habits a little better. She still gets angry when another child is in her room or in her 'space' but when it came to toys and everything else school worked well for her.

Muriel - posted on 04/10/2009

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is he or she in school?? usually that helps. I also always remind my child that I share with her because "sharing is caring." my child is an only child as well. So time to time she gets selfish even with me so I have to remind her "remember Mama shares because I care. You must share too." She's actually quite good about it now. Even when kids don't want to share with her, she just walks away and I say to her, "it's okay, she just needs to learn how to share, so you share with her anyway." good luck.

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