Sharing, A Rising Value For Children - Christmas, a very special time, especially for children approach. There are vacation, come Santa Claus and the Magi bearing gifts, and spent some family time. While learning to share is something we must do throughout the year, Christmas can be a propitious time to do it.
Children, when they are young find it hard to share, go through the stage of "mine" and get very angry when another child, whether a friend, his brother. take his toy, his ball. Until four years, children They do not develop the theory of mind, ie, are not able to take the place of another, so, we had better not say, "you have to share because you also like to leave you toys." Evolutionarily speaking, they are not yet able to put themselves in the place of another.
How do we teach children to share?
1. When children are small enough to tell them we have a rule in the family, "sharing", which also coincide with the child having school or college. Explanations at this age should be simple, "must share", and when they do not, just remove the child care. We will give the child or brother who themselves are sharing. Nothing we serve large lectures or speeches that do not yet understand, and which also gets attention.
2. When the child is already older, from 5 years, we can get into more complex explanations. At this age, they begin to be able to take the place of the other, and can come to understand that they have to leave their things because they also like others to share with them.
How to promote the value of sharing?
Promote the value of sharing is something we have to do every day of the year, not just at Christmas. However, we can use this time to do something special, such as delivering our help and our things to those who need it most. Many times in the councils themselves, districts or parishes activities for children are organized involving sharing, not only toys, but also time. So we can go caroling at nursing homes, play with other children, sharing time, toys and school supplies with others, as part of a learning process that we encourage children throughout the year.
What we must not do is punish the child for not sharing, or tell you is selfish or enter scold. It is better to say that when not share, then we do not want to play with him, and when shares itself. It is important to understand that the child is not "selfish", but has to learn to share, because when they are small they cost more, and sometimes do not understand that they pay something and that can give them something in return, and then they're going to return.
Share is much more than the material fact pay something, it also covers other values such as delivery, dedication and time. To learn how to share time sometimes are very useful games shift in which the child has to wait for him to touch him while the attention has another child.