#1 Rule of Sharing: Two Minutes

Here’s something I learned from another mom that works like a charm.  Two kids want the same toy. A fight ensues. You can diffuse the situation with the 2-minutes rule. All you do is ask one child to ask the other if they can have the toy in 2 minutes. Typically they agree and both children are pacified. Sometimes 2 minutes comes and goes and the kids have moved on, sometimes they actually share the toy. It’s great (for mom).

Anything that reduces the amount of yelling I do is a winning idea as far as I am concerned. And it helps the kids learn to share, which is a good thing as well.

Peace. Two minutes at a time!

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