Why you should teach your child the importance of Sharing?

Here is why you need to teach the importance of sharing to your child

Teaching importance of sharing to young children is really important. One word that is most common in the world of toddlers is ‘Mine’, which means sharing doesn’t come naturally to them.  So, it is vital to teach the importance of sharing to your child.

As parents, it’s our moral responsibility to teach our children the habit of sharing, and if we will not teach them, they will enter a world that will be difficult for them.  We certainly do not want to raise selfish adults, so teaching sharing to children is imperative.

Possessiveness is a common trait and one needs to respect the normal level of possessiveness while encouraging the attitude of sharing with others in your child.

Why you should teach your child the importance of Sharing?
Teach your child the importance of sharing

Here are few tips to follow when teaching sharing to your toddler:

  • Be His/ Her role model:  Do not just teach them or tell them about sharing. Rather set an example for them by sharing in your own life
  • You need to stay:  Just remember the child who feels more secure about his or her belongings tends to share more. So stay connected to your child
  • Make them learn by playing games: Play games with your child to teach him/her  how to share. Give some cookies to them and ask them to share with everyone around, and then pat them once they share their belongings with others
  • Do not force them: If they are not willing to share their things with other. Do not force them. In fact, try to set an example in front of them to make them realize the value of sharing

While teaching them the importance of sharing, do not forget to protect the interests of your children. If he or she has a special attachment to any of his or belongings then respect that attachment and just ask them to stay generous.

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Parul Srivastava

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