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Ideas for a 5yr old who won't share her toys?

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Asked by WalknWithGod at 6:34 AM on Dec. 27, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • If she won't share a toy, the toy gets a time out.

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:01 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • with who?? siblings? friends? at school? If she cannot/won't I agree take the toy away

    Answer by justgrape723 at 8:17 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • use a timer?

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:18 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • is it like her favorite toy? or is it just in general?

    if it is something that is a favorite-I would not make her share. If it is jsut overall being a pain and not sharing then I would either get a timer- or tell her if she can't share it then she can't play with it either and put it up for awhile

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:20 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Just be patient and have talks regularly. Kids at that age still don't totally grasp the concept of sharing and that they will get their things BACK when the other children are done.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:49 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Model the behavior. My son is not made to share his fav toy, "blue dog" b/c it is a comfort to him and it has been with him since birth. But he will share it and shares all his toys. We have always modeled the behavior and talked to him about it as well.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:54 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • I think you need to explain the reasons why sharing can be good depending upon what is being shared.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 6:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Is it something she is playing with? A favorite toy? Is it all her toys?

    Answer by tazdvl at 10:00 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Who is she supposed to share with? If she invites a friend over, she should share. If it's a sibling, she should share. If she's not sharing, she doesn't need to play with people.

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:56 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

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