Build your child's self
esteem : Make your child feel like a valued member of the family, one whose thoughts,
feelings and desires are given equal consideration and are never belittled.
Don't force your toddler to
share : Pushing your child implies that you consider his / her needs less significant than
those of others. Believing that their possessions are up for grabs can make them feel
insecure and unsettled.
Introduce the concept of
other people's ownership : Toddlers need to learn that some things belong to the group.
They also need to know that they have to take turns for an empty swing.
Put your toddler's
resistance to sharing in perspective : Unwilling to part with their favourite toy may seem
unreasonable, but is actually valid. As an adult we do not like to part with our favourite
Acknowledge to your toddler
that it is hard to share : Instead of scolding the toddler empathize, saying, "I know
it is a hard to share your bus. Its very special to you", such understanding will
help your toddler overcome reluctance to share sooner.
Do not share for your
toddler : Your toddler's toys belong to him. Show you recognize that and always ask his
permission before offering them to his friends.
Share with your toddler :
Toddlers imitate their parents very fast. Make a point to share your meal, book, etc. with
Compliment all efforts of
sharing : Whenever your toddler agrees to share, praise him for the act of kindness.
Reward him at times.