Teach Your Kids to Share with Other with These Ways

Senin, 24 Oktober 2022 - 05:42 | 15.82k
Teach Your Kids to Share with Other with These Ways
Illustration: Kids learning to share with others. (Photo: PinkKorset.com)

TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – Kids, especially those toddlers sometime have some issue to share what they have. Either it's food or toys, it came to a harder thing to do when they go for sharing with their friends or someone else. 

It was a nature for kids to do this for they just knew about possessive, and it was their way to protect their small little world. It's their defense mechanism to stand for themselves, which they didn't know that it was not a good way to socialize.

Here, we will list several ways to lead your kids to start their sharing moment and make peace with their friends, people around them and especially themselves. So, without any further do, let's check them out. 

1. Best time to expect them to share

Normally, a kid will have difficulty in sharing under the age of 6. At this age they don't have good capability to imply some empathy      or an ability to get into someone else's mind and point of view. 

Don’t expect a child less than 2 1/2 to accept sharing easily. But it's not a mistake to introduce them with it since one, it will be so hard for them to understand or practice the essence of sharing but still it's a good thing to do just don’t force them to.

The best time to support them to do this kind of stuff Is when they reach the age of 3 or 4. at this age kids started to develop the socialize skill and try to work in group. 

2. Define them the meaning of sharing

Give them a brief definition of sharing. Let them know that sharing doesn't always losing their things. It could also mean that they lend their belonging and that they will get it back later. This way kids will no longer afraid to lend and share their toys with their friends. 

3.  Don't force kids to share

Never force your kid to share with others. If your kids willing to just one of their toys but not for others, then let them be. They might be selective and possessive about their things. And this surely will not last forever. Let them decide when they will ready to share their toys with others. This will eliminate disappointed feeling occur during this phase. 

4. Give them a living example

Let the kids learn the best from their most that is you. You could start by showing the same action to your friend and acknowledge your kids that everything was fine even after you share your belonging with others. 

Don't force them to do the same thing right away. Do it over and over and keep giving your kids some explanation and encourage them that sharing is a good thing, sharing is caring. 

5. Share is fun

take your kids to share through a game and gave them a reward and praise once they have done will encourage the kids to do the good deed under their consent. This way they will have a motivation and will take it into their consideration that caring is fun and it will give them some benefit. (*)

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Editor : Khodijah Siti
Publisher : Lucky Setyo Hendrawan