Need help teaching how to share

Joy - posted on 04/13/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My kids are a few weeks away from being 1 and 2...and the idea of sharing is a hard one to get through to them. I don't know if my youngest can understand the concept and I feel bad for mostly getting on my oldest because she probly can. They always want the same toy, sippy cup, parent, etc. at the same time. I'm feeling a little frustrated because more and more they are starting to take things from each other even though I protest. I try to calmly explain to them what they're doing is a "no, no" and I take the toy and give it back to the first child, but it doesn't really work. In the end one (sometimes both) is usually crying and I don't feel like anything is being accomplished. Should I just wait until they are older or just keep at it?

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Amanda - posted on 04/13/2010

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Keep at it. I am going through the same with my two year old son. They are his toys he says, he wont even share with me. I started the whole take turns thing and it is working. He would pick the toy first and then I would pick one then after about 10 minutes we wold switch. I kept on doing this until he would say mommy your turn. We are going to start mom and tots swimming tomorrow. I am going to have him play catch with another child so he understanding playing with two is more fun. I live in the middle of no where so there really aren't many kids his age to play with. Just hang in there. When they see more kids it gets easier.

Amanda - posted on 04/13/2010

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Keep at it. I am going through the same with my two year old son. They are his toys he says, he wont even share with me. I started the whole take turns thing and it is working. He would pick the toy first and then I would pick one then after about 10 minutes we wold switch. I kept on doing this until he would say mommy your turn. We are going to start mom and tots swimming tomorrow. I am going to have him play catch with another child so he understanding playing with two is more fun. I live in the middle of no where so there really aren't many kids his age to play with. Just hang in there. When they see more kids it gets easier.

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