The "Mine" Stage

My daughter is learning ownership. Everything is Autumn's. A great development milestone. Sharing at this age isn't a toddler's strong side, but it's a learning one. Toddlers don't have an understanding of time at this stage, so asking to hand over something that is not theirs in 5 min is not going to work. To teach your toddler to share, ask her/him if you can have a turn. Going back and forth with this will teach your toddler to share.

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    08/14/15
    Melissa Middleton
    We have not hit the "mine" stage yet. My (step) daughter will be 12 and she still despises sharing. Lol Jonah still shares; he likes for everyone to play with his toys. I am hoping he skips the whole, "everything is mine" stage but I am only dreaming.

    I agree with you about the time. They are too young to comprehend that. We applaud Jonah when he shares which encourages him to want to share more.
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    About Tracy Harris
    Birth: December 24
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    I am a stay at home mommy & wife and I love it! I am married to a wonderful man. We have a beautiful baby girl named Autumn Lily. She is a blessing to us everyday! I love meeting new moms and sharing parenting advice.