How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

by Twigtale

Sharing is a skill many parents encourage their kids to cultivate. However, we know there are a lot of different philosophies on how to talk to children about it and what guidelines to follow. Since preschool teachers must frequently decide how to approach sharing discussions and dilemmas, we asked for their feedback. We are incredibly grateful they took the time to respond and excited to share their expertise below! 

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Tuesday Toddler Tip - Teaching About Sharing

by  Randi Abramowitz, MSW

No one wants to share!  It’s all mine! If I took the scissors that you were using, you’d probably say, “No, let me finish first”.  Yet we ask children to do it all the time.  If I said to you, “When you are finished with the scissors, can I use them?” you’d be a lot friendlier about the whole thing and I’d understand.  Same for our children. 

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