Coping with a selfish toddler


Any tips on teaching a toddler to share?
Jan 15, 2016 @ 08:14 pm

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Toddlers learn through play, so make a game out of it. You can do this by having a little tea party with stuffed animals and stressing the importance of sharing with them. Model how it's done and have the child imitate.

Transition this to play dates where they play with kids their age, if possible. Remind them about sharing (i.e., their toys in this case) and reward good behaviour.

You could also bake goodies with the child and then encourage him/her to share the baked goods with family and friends!

These are just a few examples. I hope they help you out!

Jan 15, 2016 @ 08:19 pm


Toddlers learn from what they see, exposing them to older kids they get to see the older kids sharing, this worked for me

Jan 15, 2016 @ 08:44 pm


Toddlers are by nature selfish. I taught sharing by playing with my kids - tea party and sharing the pretend treats with all 'guests', taking turns with toys, getting them to help me prepare things for the family to eat and just sharing my own things with them. Praise them when they do share willingly and remind them to share when they forget. It can be a tough lesson for some kids, some it comes to more naturally. Play dates also really help with learning to share.
Jan 15, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

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