Sneakmom 2 kids; Texas 4861 posts
Apr 17th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:</b>" I don't agree with taking a toy immediately away I should have clarified that. I do believe in sharing ... [snip!] ... just because they ask but the other child should have a limit, especially at a daycare where those toys aren't even "his"."</blockquote>

DD tried to horde toys at first and quickly stopped and just got over it when we started enforcing "one toy at a time".

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
Apr 17th '13

I do like how they discuss forced sharing vs. empathetic sharing. I do want my child to share because they want to and not because he feels that he has to or is pressured to end his turn. When I directed a day care, I did emphasize sharing but made sure that the turns were fair. If I child wanted a toy, it was not immediately surrendered to that child. The first child was given a warning such as ( bill wants to have a turn with the toy next, so why dont you play with it for 10 more minutes and then bill can have his turn). I think they made a good point regarding delayed gratification and that children at that age are developmentally ready to work understanding the need to wait.