My DH was telling me about an article that was posted at our daycare. (I presume to read and discuss at home.) The gist of it was that we're all teaching our kids to be TOO polite, which is causing other children to become entitled and think that they can get anything if they ask for it, and perhaps we should teach our children to refuse to share.
I told DH that I don't think our DD that shares is the problem...
That is really interesting - any way you could post the article?
This is a link to the story I heard on the news about this.http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/04/should-little-kids-be-forced-to-share-in-preschool/
I found it interesting because when my kids were toddlers their day care had a specific policy about having to "wait your turn" and if someone was playing with something the other child didn't have to give it up just because you asked for it. But a kid also couldn't be a "toy hog" and just keep it because someone else wanted it.
I really didn't understand the need for the story. To me the rules were simple and easily understood by the 2 yr olds and older:
-I don't have to let you play with a communal toy because you ask, but I can if I want to.
-If I ask and am told no, I can't throw a fit until I get my way and tattling to the teacher will just get me in trouble.
-If I'm finished with the communal toy, I shouldn't hold on to it. Especially if I'm only doing it because I know you want it. And I'll get in trouble from the teacher if I do this.
ETA: Are there really schools who say anytime someone asks you for a toy you MUST share it?