My 18-month-old hates sharing: What can I do?

My son is 18 months old today and he hates sharing. He will not share his toys to play. I try to play or color with him and he just wants to keep everything to himself. How can I teach him sharing can be fun?

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Eat an ice cream and donr give him any

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That is pretty norm. Just keep playin wth him he will get it.

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Does.he have siblings

i dont like sharing either :woman_shrugging:

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That’s hard for an 18 month old. Give it time and just reinforce the concept of sharing over and over.

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Google “Parallel Play” in toddlers. This is absolutely normal for his age.

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My daughter is 11 months and she don’t share toys. But you know what? I don’t care. I want her to be able to say no. I don’t want her selfish tho. Just able to say no. I will teach her to share if she want or not use her stuff later. I suffer more in my life because I wasn’t able to say no than give to others.

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Hell I’d be happy if my kid wanted to play independently every now and then lol

Honestly no clue on how you can make someone want to share… I don’t share my stuff if I don’t want to :woman_shrugging:

This sounds like normal behavior… is he in daycare or does he interact with other children? I think the more exposure a child has to the needs of others will help them develop this kind of skill.

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When my daughter was little, she didnt like sharing so i pretended i was emotionally hurt by it and got really sad. She didnt like it, so she would hand me stuff to make me feel better. Idk if something like that may help? My son is always sharing. He loves it so i dont know if most boys are different that way or not than girls.

All baby’s that young are like that , just keep teaching him, he’ll learn

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He,s 18 months for crying outloud.

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It’s the age. Just keep working on it, as he gets older, he’ll learn.

Sounds pretty normal.

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He’s 18 months old, I’m still battling with my 10,6 and 3 year old to share

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I literally have no clue. I never had to tell my daughter to share. She just does. She doesn’t like playing on her own. (And yes, she’s an only child)

:wave::wave::wave:
THATS NORMAL, so applaud when they actually do Share and it will happen more often.

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I’ve found that when they are smaller asking for a “turn” rather than scolding them for sharing is the easiest way to help them learn. Let him play with something and then say “okay mamas turn” and ask him for it. If he wont give it to him, pick everything up and say “okay play time is over now”. He might be upset but he needs to start learning now because the older they are the harder it becomes.

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It’s normal for the age, especially if he’s an only child. My daughter’s almost 2 and everything is “HERS” but it’s just the age

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