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Teaching students to share – give them words

Provide some tools. Give your preschooler words to negotiate and solve problems

  • I would like a turn.
  • I’m not finished with this yet.
  • Can I please try that?
  • When can I have a turn?
  • Are you nearly finished?
  • Please wait.
  • You can have it soon.

A parent said: Fraser has found that encouraging her daughters to ask and wait discourages snatching and hoarding. Sometimes “asking” is really a plea for mom’s help, says Fraser. “But after many such interventions, Phoebe is becoming a real negotiator in her own right.”


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