The age of mine. Learning to share
When children turn 2, many parents worry that their children do not like to share, they feel that everything belongs to them and that it is theirs alone, it will be very common to hear them say all the time ... MIO, MIO !!
This stage where they see that everything turns to what they need and want, does not allow them to consider the needs of others, being clear that this attitude of resistance to sharing is not voluntary, much less selfish, only that the children are not mentally programmed to allow others to use their belongings.
And it is that they find it very difficult to lend, because they assimilate their things as part of themselves, feeling that by sharing they lose identity.
As an important recommendation, when you see the little ones holding on to a toy they should not be forced to give it up, much less give their stuff without allowing it, the idea is to fully understand their behavior, making them feel that they are understood.
An example of understanding, is, if a child goes home to visit them as much as possible is that in the middle of interacting and disgust because they take their toys, something is damaged, this will only cause greater discomfort in them, reinforcing the little interest of lend your things.
That is why it is better if a child comes home, save favorite toys and leave only the least preferred, in order to have more ease to interact, lend and play quietly, little by little and as they go growing they will manage to share everything more easily.
Play spaces should also be promoted where the whole family, including children, participate. It will be the perfect occasion to teach them to relate properly, affirming rules of play and behavior, respect shifts and understand the importance of sharing.
Implementing activities where they help with small tasks at home is fundamental, it will make them feel that they need them and their collaboration, they will assimilate the importance of helping and giving.
When seeing generous actions in their closest beings, they will want to repeat them automatically, acquiring altruistic behaviors, being kinder to others every day.