my 3yo is a sweet girl, but she has trouble sharing her toys with her 1yo sister. for example, we buy toys they can share because we can't afford to buy one toy for each of them, so we bought a tea party set. instead of sharing 1 cup of the 4 in the set, she keeps them all to herself & throws a tantum if i ask her to share. i've threatened to take it away if she doesn't share, but it doesn't seem fair for only my 1yo to play or for me to take it away from them both. i've explained before they start playing that she needs to share, but halfway in, she gets stingy again and refuses to share. she'll try to be smart and give a toy she doesn't want to play with, but my little one wont want that toy either. how can i get them to play nicely and share?
I agree that you can't "fix" it for them, but at this young age, they are still learning. Children learn by example. Everytime you give the kids something remind them you are sharing. And use opportunities to teach your older daughter to share. Give your oldest daughter two cookies ask her to share one with her sister. Assuming she does, recognize it and tell her what a good job she did sharing. If she doesn't, then next time give the two cookies to the younger one and ask her to share. Read books together which explain the concept of sharing. Dora, Duck and Goose, and Curteous Kids are all good books for sharing. Talk about them together. See them and more on http://www.cjkidz.com/parentsgrandparentsteachers.html (Look on the Manners and Promoting Good Behavior links)
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