Happy Friday! You’ve survived Valentine’s Day and now it’s time to prepare for the weekend. For most of us, sharing was a practice we learned before we could formulate full sentences. Sharing has been a crucial skill most Americans teach their children, at times doing it more for the sake of one’s own reputation as a parent, than for the actual value of sharing. Recently, however, parents are rethinking whether teaching sharing they way we have is the best for our kids. Blogs and books are now out there, telling us that allowing our children to have some conflict and problem solving some of those issues related to sharing may be the way to go.
So today, as we move from the day where love is celebrated and go back to “business as usual”, The What?! Blog wants to know: Is it ok not to force kids to share?
Are you a parent that makes your child share? Why is it important? Do you let your child make her/his own decisions even if it means not sharing a toy? Even if you’re not a parent, what are your thoughts on the issue? Vote and tell us what you believe in the comments section below!