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Teaching your Child to Share

A child is a child. If you give him a toy, his first reaction will be “its mine”. The moment another child takes it away, he will start crying or yelling at the child.

This is a common trait among children. At this stage most parents to tend to laugh the situation off and feel proud of their child’s possessiveness for his things.

However, if you do not deal with the situation sensitively and carefully, it may lead to your child becoming selfish.

Teaching your child to share is very crucial. This is the best way to develop him in to a good and responsible human being.

This task may seem to be very difficult to you. However, this is not impossible. You can easily teach your child to share right form when he is a child. Here are some tips on this:

* Give toys

Start at an early stage when your child is 3 years old. Give him some toys and allow him to play with them independently.

Now ask your child to give a toy to you. Now your child may not be doing this easily. The technique may take some time to work.

Use this technique as frequently as you can. The idea is to make the child share toys with you. This will also create a healthy habit of sharing things with others.

* Restricted Play

This is also an effective technique. Here you need to set a timer. Once it rings, your child will give away the toy and wait for his turn to get it again. 

Try increasing the time period gradually. This is also a great way to teach your child act patience, share and wait for their turn before they can get something they want.

* Invite Children

Invite children from your locality to visit your house and play with your child. Now encourage your child to give some of his toys to the children to play with.

Also allow them to feel control over their things. This is a great way to teach your child act a good host and share what he has.

* Give Examples

The best thing you can do is to quote examples from your own life. Children are interested to listen to what you used to do as a child.

When you tell them that you loved sharing things and toys with other children, they would be inspired to do the same.

* Reward

Reward your child for sharing things. You can gift him a toy that he wanted badly for some time or take him out for an ice cream treat. The idea is to inspire him to share his things with others.

Last but not the least, set an example by sharing your things with others and helping the needy. Your child will surely follow your footsteps.

The tips mentioned above will help you to teach your child share his things with others easily. Just follow them and feel the difference.
All the best!



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