Sharing. How can we get around this common issue?
Do you share everything? If you did, would it mean you are a better person?
Is your child bad for not wanting to share their favourite toy?
Lets help our children to create thoughtful boundaries. Allow them to play with how they feel about their own things, sharing and not sharing. Allow them to experience saying yes and saying no, how that makes them feel and how it affects their relationships. Allow them to be disappointed when someone doesn't want to share with them, but help them to understand that they too have things that are very important to them. Create a space for them to keep special things when friends come over and keep out the things they are happy to share. Isn't this what we do?
"Good sharing" is great. But equally so is good placing of your boundaries..."I'm sorry, i'm not ready to share this yet./ I'm sorry, this is my special toy"...
You will release endorphins, the natural stress eating hormone and pain killer. Serotonin, the famous feel good hormone and Dopamine the motivating hormone... Amongst other wonderful hormones. Through manipulating the body, you will change the neuron activity in your brain, telling your mind you are safe bringing you out of the fight, flight state, into rest and digest. Stimulate the immune system... And so much more. In. One. Simple. Routine.