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4 comments on “Disclosure

  1. Hi Beth, I just read your article about “not teaching your child to share{. I enjoyed it and have felt on two levels that it is not necessary to make your kid hand over toys to others simply because they want them:
    1. In the real world, I can’t tell people “I like your Range Rover more than my Honda, give it to me”.
    2. I think that when you tell your child they have to give their toy to someone else, it suggests that they are more important than your child and that is why they should have it.
    Don’t get me wrong, we do share everything we have and I teach my kids to take turns (especially with those that have less) but, I don’t think that just because someone eants my kids stuff is in and of itself reason enough to hand it over.

    1. Yes, you are not the first to point out that we would never expect adults to share in the same way we expect our children too, and we do that to kids in a lot of situations too. I find it so odd! Thanks so much for reading, glad you enjoyed.

  2. I too just read your excellent piece on sharing. Thought provoking. More discussion please. Story. A researcher in some African country put a basket of fruit at the foot of a tree. I told the children that the first one there would get the basket. They looked at one another, held hands and ran to the basket together. What qualities are needed for harmonious living.

  3. Hi Beth
    I enjoyed reading your article on ‘Not teaching your child to share’.
    I’m a Kiwi (NZ Maori) and our culture teaches us to give (Koha) what you can; money, food, possessions and help with no expectations!)
    I have five children (their father was tragically taken in a work accident when they ere young) and I taught them the values of sharing and caring from a very young age. I thought I could change the neighbourhood (start small n expand to the world; hopefully when my children had children and passed on my cultures believes ) by equally dividing food the basics we lived week to week (every child got the same). They went to school and would sit with their eight friends (which grew in number) and would share their food. To my astonishment every day they came home ravenous and head to the pantry and or fridge, I thought they were normal until I asked a question (“why are you all hungry? Do I not give you enough food for the day?”) their reply “We share everyday!!! I take a bite of my sandwich and pass it on, there’s nothing left after my friends have their bite!”. Wow, had me thinking what have I begun! My children’s friends taking advantage? Or my children naive? They continue to share and I think they’ve learnt to give what they can without going without!
    Bev

    I’m proud to have been brought up in a caring Kiwi environment.

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