Tag: sharing

The Rules for Sharing, According to Toddlers

Can you imagine how overwhelming you would feel if you had to defend all your possessions?  In a toddler's mind, if someone else is holding their beloved teddy bear, it no longer belongs to...
The Toddler Creed Poem by Dr Burton White

The Toddler’s Creed Poem & Rules of Possession

Every toddler has two favorite words: "No" and "Mine." Watching your little one claim every train, grab another child's blankie, and break down in tears at the playground sandbox is tough for parents.  Imagine...
Toddler grabbing toy

Mine! Why Your Two Year Old Can’t Share

It’s perfectly normal if your two year old isn't sharing with others. Children are simply not developmentally ready to share until around age three. Children are very egocentric at this age and everything is...