Sharing doesn’t always come naturally to young children – it’s something they need to practise. The trick is to make sharing and taking turns fun.
Try not to get cross or call your child selfish when they won’t share. It can make sharing a negative experience they’ll want to resist. If they’re old enough, ask why they don’t want to share, and respect their reasons.
It’s OK to not want to share a favourite toy or bedtime bear. Remind them to put prized possessions away or not take them out and about when visiting friends. In the meantime, keep showing and telling what sharing looks like.
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