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For Mothers: Teaching how to share

Sharing

I know so little about sharing. My mother always ensured my sister (my only sibling) and I “each got one”. She meant well I’m sure. She was fair, generous, but therefore I never really learned how to share as a consequence. My mother was an only child. Perhaps she never learned to share either, so couldn’t teach us.

So how am I going to write a post For Mothers: Teaching how to share, if I don’t know how myself?

How to share

I’m going to tell you what I learned from my grandson recently. He’s three. Never underestimate the generosity or wisdom of a child…

My grandson: so keen to share

One day I was taking him back home from a visit with me. He asked for a biscuit for the car. I was a little reluctant because I’d just had the car valeted, but that was less important and so I gave him a biscuit as he got into the car. Next thing I knew, he’d broken it into pieces. One piece was for his brother and other was for him. So concerned to share, he’d not thought to ask for 2 biscuits but was willing to share from all that he had.

That’s a generous spirit!

What I learned about sharing

I must always keep in mind the child’s perspective, and assume s/he has a heart to share.

I hope this was enlightening for you as it was for me!

Every blessing and let’s remember,

“Teach a child in the way he should go and when he grows up he will not depart from it.” (King Solomon, from long, long ago)