Why didn’t anyone tell me that two year olds believe the world revolves around them?
The classic "Toddlers Creed" offers great insight into the mind of a two year old. They have trouble sharing anything that interests them, believe they are the center of the world, and assume everyone thinks and feels like they do.
A Toddler’s motto is “me,” “I want,” and “I can.” These are all signs of healthy development. Sharing is a learned activity that takes time, patience and a lot of practice. Your child needs to learn about “owning” things before he can learn to share his possessions.
What you can do to help teach your child about sharing.
The Toddler’s Creed
If I give it to you and I change my mind later, it’s mine.
If I can take it away from you, it’s mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
If it’s mine, it will never belong to anybody else, no matter what.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks like mine, it is mine.” Anon