Best way to introduce Sharing.

Monica - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter will be 2 in march and is an only child, so needless to say she DOES NOT like sharing her things, or for that matter will take other kids toys away from them. She goes to time out but keeps doing it. I don't want to seem like a bad mom by spanking or yelling at her, so what should I do?


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Bek - posted on 12/31/2009




My daughter had a problem sharing until she went baby crazy. Now she shares her food, pacifier, and toys with her baby doll. She also like to feed the animals. She shares her food with her dad and I too. You can start by sharing goldfish crackers with her. Then give her some and ask her if Mommy can have one. When she gives you a cracker, then smile and clap and say yeah! Gradually, she will learn to share.

Christy - posted on 12/31/2009




i agree with Sheri, make her share with you. also, try to get her to take turns with a toy with you so that she's used to taking turns with other kids. when there's another child playing with her toys at your house and she doesn't want to share, remind her that she would like it if that child shared their toys if she went to their house.

Alice - posted on 12/30/2009




I got told a fabulous tip and that is if children are playing at your house tell your daughter that they are just going to play with the toys and when they leave the toys will stay at home. Also they all do not enjoy sharing at this age and they do get over it=)

Sheri - posted on 12/30/2009




start with sharing with you. When she comes up to you with a toys, ask her "can I have Please?" and repeat it, until she does and then say "Thank you for SHARING" and then have her ask for the toy back and then tell her to thank you for sharing, too. I started that with my 16 month old, when he was 9 months old, because that is when he started to walk and I'm in this program called "Help Me Grow" and it where a nurse/teacher comes to my house and teaching and show me stuff to help my son.

Also, if you have family member that are young or around the same age as your daughter have them do that "Can i have that please" thing.

i hope that helps.

Sheri Schreiber

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