Some of these concepts are very challenging for young children.
- Stress honesty at home. Be as patient and consistent as you can when you catch your child telling a fib. “I know you wish you were finished putting your clothes away so you could go and play.” “You wish it were your turn to play with the truck. But I think it’s Jack’s turn.”
- Don’t share everything. Every day you probably remind him to “share,” and “take turns,” and suddenly you’re saying “don’t.”
A good rule of thumb is that we don’t share things that touch our mouths or our hair. Help your child name these. They include: toothbrushes, combs, medicines and drinking glasses. You may want to cut some pictures out of a magazine and make a “Not to Share” collage.
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