Tuesday, September 25

To Share or Not to Share

I recently read this post about what and how to teach your kids about sharing, and I found it quite interesting. Prior to this, we've always done the "who had it first?" thing. Now my whole philosophy is changing! All because of one post! Well, okay, actually two.

For the most part, Kaden doesn't usually have a problem with sharing his toys. However, the older Delaney gets (and the more interested she becomes in his things), the more territorial he's getting. Oh, and Laney? Yeah, um...not a sharer. She's a feisty one, I'll tell ya. If she has a toy, she does not care whose toy it is. It is hers. And that's the end of the story. She doesn't have a lot of words, but she has ways of getting her point across. So we have a few things to work on with Laney and sharing.

I'm thinking these new ideas on "some toys are his, some toys are hers" -- and that they get to decide what happens with their own belongings -- might help.

Any comments on this one?

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I competely agree with that thinking. It cam up around a birthday one year when one of the boys wanted the other boys toys. They each have certain toys that are theirs. But one thing we do tell them is that all toys in the living room are fair game. If you leave your toys in the room and walk away (regardless of the toy) then someone else can play with it. It has helped them understand to pick them up too.