LITTLE THINGS ABOUT LITTLE ONES
Dr. Gayatri Bezboruah
"Come on, let her use your crayons to draw her picture", "Oh, why don't you ever share your toys with your friends?" is what we often say as parents. "No, no, this is my doll, don't touch it", "Why are you taking my book, you can't read it", "Ma, she's playing with my toy, tell her she can't have it" is what our children often say when they are with friends… as usual, it goes on and on - this list is endless, as are the yelling, the grabbing, the fights and the tears. Well, that's what growing up is all about, isn't it? No sooner have we smoothed out one squabble that another crazy one erupts like a volcano. Why don't our children know how to share? Well, it's not that they don't know; they do. It's just that they aren't very consistent about doing it.