Sharing New Holiday Toys (12-8-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    To make a rule about sharing new Holiday toys.

Practice:   Talk with your child about what to do if he doesn’t want to share one of his new Holiday toys.

Explain that some of his toys need to be for sharing, because he will have friends and relatives coming to his house to play.

Let him select and put those toys he is willing to share in a special place where other kids can get to them to play.

Let him select toys that are extra special and not for sharing. These will likely be all of his brand new Holiday toys – and maybe a few older ones that are extra special.

Consider this rule. Not-for-sharing toys need to be stored away from where the kids play. If your child wants to play with a not-for-sharing toy, he can sit by you or another adult and play with it by himself.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by the importance of traditions in children’s lives.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

The Holiday Season is upon us. Thinking about what traditions are important in your family? See Holiday Traditions Revisited.


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