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 humans and other species. Sharing is a vital life lesson that we must teach our children. It is our duty to assimilate the values that are based on cooperation and dedication from childhood. Don’t force them, show them how to share models. Children are possessive of their bags, clothes, colors, accessories, food, even parents. When the second child is born, children do not like to share their parents with their siblings. If you find it difficult, seek the help of teachers, schools, classes and various educational centers. Teach by examples the benefits of sharing through bedtime stories, examples, poems, your thoughts on donors, group activities, positive reinforcement, sharing games, positive reinforcement, songs, etc. My favorite way of all is through storytelling about sharing and cooperation. Storytelling will help them imagine the characters and improve their wit and listening skills.
Here are two poignant stories:
1. Once a young Tanishka went to a small town with a priest. In the city, people fought and were angry; When they asked him for some proposals, he immediately suggested that they stay together forever. When they reached another village, the environment was exactly the opposite. Loving, loving, cheerful and cooperative people. The priest blessed them and advised them to leave their village and disperse. The surprised girl Tanishka asked the priest why he gave them different advice. The priest said, “My girl, a few days ago, I read great words from the Buddha who said:” Thousands of candles can be lit with a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never diminishes when shared, “he added, and” grouping people can never share happiness, only happy people can. “He concluded that sharing not only belongings and possessions, but also joy multiplies long-term satisfaction.
2. Here is a story of the greedy prince that I am sure we must all have read in our childhood. A greedy little prince had all the toys he wanted, but he was never satisfied. He even wanted children from a poor family to share their toys with him. Once, a toy maker also came to his palace and promised to invent wonderful toys for him, in fact, a new toy every day. The prince was excited and excited, but the toy maker asked the prince to promise that he would play with each toy every day, to which he spontaneously agreed. During the first weeks, the prince was super happy as he had a new toy every day and also played with the older ones. But after a few months, the collection kept growing and he had too many toys to play with. He had little time to sleep, eat, talk, bathe, play outside. In fact, he couldn’t get enough time to play with many toys, which infuriated the toy maker. One day, he noticed that some poor children were happily playing with their toys. He called them to his palace and decided to share his toys with those in need, even asking them to take each one home. The children were delighted and the price too. The prince now enjoyed his few toys and concentrated on other things.
Moral of the stories: – “Happiness is not so much in having as in sharing. We make a living with what we get, but we make a life with what we give” – Norman Mac Ewan.