tantrums and not sharing

Victoria - posted on 11/13/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my 12 month old daughter had recently become very possessive over her toys and will snatch them off her friend who is 15 months. she screams and will also try to push him away. if i move my daughter she will throw herself on the floor and have a tantrum. my daughter has mixed with other children since birth as we go to two mother and toddler groups in a week and her 15 month old friend comes over to play most days. this behaviour is new and has never been a problem before. any suggestions???

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The only thing that ever worked with my daughter (now 2 and 1/2 and still possessive!) has been distraction. She still doesn't quite have the concept of sharing down. But when she starts to get bossy with others I try and step in say something like " let's be nice and play with our friends" and find something else for the kids to focus on.

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