Taking Toys

Well, when I picked my son up from daycare today they told me he had been aggressively taking toys from the other babies. He's never done anything like that before and so I was like uh oh what to do? He's our first so he has no brothers and sisters to practice sharing with. Could really use some advice on what I can do to stop this bahaviour continuing. He's only 11 months though so I know he probably doesn't understand it's wrong to take the toys yet.

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    11/06/14
    I make it a point to make my son share with me during playtime. He doesn't like it but it helps teach him. It is hard when they don't have siblings.
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      11/07/14
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      11/07/14
      I'm sure they do, but maybe since he's been going there since he was 6 weeks old and has never done that sort of behavior before it just surprised them and they were concerned. But since I know it's just a phase and that he just needs to learn how to share, which will come with time I am feeling a little less frazzled. Just kind of threw me off hearing my son was being mean. Nobody wants to hear that I guess. But he will get over it. I've got some good tips and a plan of action now so I feel better.
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        11/07/14
        I think it is something they should work with him on at daycare. They should watch for the behavior and then help him. That's what they are there for. You can also help him at home. Talk to daycare and ask them to work in it with him.
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        11/07/14
        Thanks Jen I will definitely be talking to his regular teacher about it and see what they are able to do to encourage sharing when he DOES have the opportunity to practice it. I will certainly be working on it with hubby at home if he tries to take things from us. Usually though if he takes something or gets stubborn about keeping something I just say to him "Can Mummy please have that?" and he'll give it to me and I'll say thank you.
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        I'm the Mummy of a very beautiful little boy named Jayson. He and his daddy are my world. I'm an Aussie gal living in the USA.