Most adults believe that if their child doesn’t share, they will become selfish and entitled and be a gigantic brat. Many adults also believe that others will view them as ‘bad parents’ for having a child that doesn’t share easily or well.
It is also likely that upon reflection, you came to realise that you don’t share your belongings as an adult.
For example: Imagine you are at work in the middle of typing up a report on the computer. Your boss comes in and tells you to share your computer with a coworker. You would likely feel frustrated at having to stop doing what you are doing immediately, annoyed that you were halfway through something, unsure how long the other person would be on the computer etc. What you do as an adult is turn-taking, which is an entirely different kettle of fish.
Why I don’t believe children should share
Let’s look at how to facilitate turn-taking.
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