Before you read my (rant-type) post here, go read this article: Why I Don’t Make My Son Share
The principle here is that forcing kids to share their toys, etc with other kids may not be instilling niceness in them. It may be instilling a sense of entitlement. Instead of forcing kids to give up what they’re playing with, or to let another kid have a turn, they should be able to play with a toy until they’re finished playing with it. I have witnessed stories like the ones the author shares. I might have even been one of those moms (hopefully not as rude) asking for her daughter to be able to have a turn. However, I know that if Ella Kate wants to play with something another kid has, I don’t ask the kid to give it up. If they can play together, I might suggest that. But I just don’t think I would take a toy from another kid just because “It’s Ella Kate’s turn.”
How do you feel about this method? Are you a share mom? How would you feel if your child’s preschool had the same policy?