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Parent Tip – How to Teach Children to Share

How to teach your children to share:-

“The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have” – Leonard Nimoy.

We share the earth with man and other species. Sharing is an essential life lesson that we should teach our children. It is our duty to instill in them values that encourage cooperation and generosity from childhood. Don’t force them, show them a model of sharing. Children are possessive when it comes to their bags, clothing, colors, accessories, food and even their parents. When the second child is born, children do not like to share their parents with their siblings. If this is difficult for you, ask for help from teachers, schools, classrooms and different educational centers. Teach by example the benefits of sharing through bedtime stories, examples, poems, your reflections on donors, group activities, positive reinforcement, sharing games, positive reinforcement, songs, etc. Of all of them, my favorite way is to tell stories about sharing and cooperation. Storytelling will help them to imagine the characters and strengthen their resourcefulness and listening skills.

Here are two exciting stories:-

  1. Once a young girl, Tanishka, went to a small town with a priest. The people in the town were quarrelsome and angry; when they asked him for suggestions, he immediately suggested that they stay together forever. When they arrived in another village, the environment was exactly the opposite. People were loved, caring, joyful and cooperative. The priest blessed them and advised them to leave their town and disperse. The surprised girl Tanishka asked the priest why he had given them a different advice. The priest replied, “My daughter, a few days ago I read great words of Buddha who said, ‘Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never diminishes by being shared,” he added, and “People with ambition can never share happiness, only joyful people can. He concluded that sharing not only goods and possessions, but also happiness multiplies long-term satisfaction.
  2. Here is a story of the greedy prince that I’m sure we all had to read as children. A greedy little prince had all the toys he wanted but was never satisfied. He even wanted the children of a poor family to share their toys with him. One day a toy maker came to his palace and promised to invent wonderful toys, in fact, a new toy every day. The prince was thrilled and excited, but the toy maker asked the prince to promise that he would play with each toy every day, which he spontaneously accepted. For the first few weeks, the prince was super happy because he had a new toy every day and also played with the older ones. But after a few months the collection continued to grow and he had too many toys to play with. He had little time to sleep, eat, talk, wash, play outdoor games. In fact, he didn’t have enough time to play with many toys, which made the toy maker angry. One day he noticed that some poor children were happy to play with their toys. He called them to his palace and decided to share his toys with the poorest, he even asked them to take each one home. The children were delighted and so was the price. The prince now enjoyed his few toys and was concentrating on other things.