She's our only child and when she plays w/cousins she doesn't like to share or play w/other kids most of the time. Any ways to get her to share? She's not in school yet...till next yr.
Answer by keyaziz at 3:17 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 3:13 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by regian19832002 at 3:13 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by Lily23 at 3:21 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Sharing should be a benevolent act, done from the kindness of the heart. Forcing children to share with threats of punishment is not the way to encourage benevolence. Punishment usually doesn't stop bad behavior and never teaches good behavior. Time-outs are a form of punishment that can lead to having kids that lie, sneak, "don't listen", "back talk", and resent adults.
How you teach sharing is by modeling. You can show her what to do. At 3 she is a little young to expect to share. When the cousins come over you can put away her favorite things so she doesn't have to share those things. Talk to her about the children coming over and that they will be playing with the toys too. It can help if you treat toys as being things to play with rather than things a specific child "owns".
Answer by Gailll at 3:22 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 3:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 3:12 PM on Jul. 22, 2010