Recently, I began to notice that my daughter Ksyusha is growing up as a greedy child. At first, in a kindergarten, the teacher noted that she reluctantly gave up her favorite toy to play to another child. And I began to notice changes in the behavior of Xenia.
On a walk, she does not share her toys with anyone, even with the best friend from the next apartment. At home, my sister will ask for candy – she does not give and even hides. And I recently got into a scandal when I was collecting a pack of her little things for a newborn nephew. I decided to fight the greedy one!
We shared an orange
I began by sharing everything equally between myself, husband and child. Ksyusha saw that everyone gets equal parts of fruits, sweets and other snacks. She, of course, was unpleasant. After all, before Grandma’s gifts were only hers, and now they are divided.
I explained to her what to share. That mom and dad also want apples or sweets. And since Ksyusha is greedy, now everyone will have his own bag.
At the same time, our daughter often asked us to try some candy, some cookies. Of course, we did not refuse her, but sentenced that it is always necessary to share. In time, Ksyusha understood this.
The situation in the yard, we decided in another way. I explained to my daughter that if she played alone, she would not be allowed to play other toys, her friends, to play her toys. With friends you need to share.
Now Ksyusha gives her treasures to play, however, still with reluctance. But, apparently, the desire to play with the dolls of her friends overpowers her own greed.
Together with the kindergarten teacher, we explained to the little greedy that the toys were common there. That you can not choose yourself some kind of toy and not give it to anyone. What, on the contrary, you need to make sure that everyone can play a little bit.
Here, the main thing is not to overdo it, otherwise the child will be meticulously watching how much time other children play with his favorite toys.
Sympathy and care
Another interesting way is to make the child feel like an adult. Here is Ksenia doll Ariel. She is often asked to sister. I tell my daughter that Katyusha is younger, so she needs to give up her favorite toy. So I instill care for younger children in my daughter.
Himself not to be greedy
I also noticed that some moms and dads tell their kids that you can’t give toys to strangers, or they will break them. Or you can not share candy or cookies, but you yourself will not get it. So the child will grow greedy.
I always give Ksyusha cookies or apples and tell her to distribute to the children in the yard. They eat together. It is fun and joyful! So we bring up not only our children, but also those around us.
And your kids are happy to share their things with others?