5 Ways to Teach Sharing

“You have to share!” With three kids, I say that phrase multiple days a day. Sharing is something that is so hard to teach. I mean even as an adult, sometimes I just want my own things when I want them. Sharing though is a necessary life skill.

Here are some ways I teach sharing:

I remind my kids that it’s just temporary. Young kids especially may think that they are never going to get their toy back if they share it with someone else. I explain how they are just letting someone else use the item for a little bit.

Set time limits. Our current struggle is both my boys want to play on Xbox One but we only have one. I set time limits where one get “X” amount of time and then the other gets that amount of time. I am upfront before they start playing so they know when its their turn.

I explain how sharing and kindness can make them happy as they see someone else enjoying something they gave or did for them. Something about seeing others happy can make oneself happy.

Be a role model. I often ask my husband to “share” something just so our kids can see that yes even adults have to share. It may be sharing the couch or it may be sharing a new tech gadget (which yes I can even see in my husband’s eyes that he doesn’t want to share his “new toy” but he does.

Find something else for your child to do or play with. Yes I use distractions often and it works most of the time!

On the topic of sharing, there is the a new book in the Bad Kitty book series…

Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble

There’s terrible news in the neighborhood next to Kitty’s!
A conflict there is growing worse and worse. It started as an argument and has now turned into a full-fledged fight. Worst of all: The cat shelter has been destroyed.

Kitty’s family decides it’s time to do something to help. They have an idea to foster as many displaced kittens as possible.

Kitty won’t mind, right?

Well . . . not exactly. Kitty does seem to mind.

She minds A LOT.

Will our favorite bad-tempered friend learn to share her space, her food, and **GASP!** her toys?

Find out in this hilarious and poignant addition to the Bad Kitty series.

This is a great chapter book for kids that is part of the Bad Kitty series. My 7-year-old daughter recently discovered this series at school and was excited to see a new title coming out. As a parent, I love that there is a life lesson in there that will hopefully click for her while she reads. Very cute book with a mischevious character. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet as she is but I am all for anything that keeps my kids interested in reading!

Find Bad Kitty

Check out the newest Bad Kitty title “Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble” on Amazon or wherever books are sold. You can also check out all the other books in the Bad Kitty series – which I had no clue there were so many!

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive the kids book “Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble”

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Speak Your Mind



  1. No, my daughter never read this series.

  2. My son has never read this series.

  3. Sheri Newell Anderson says

    I’m pretty sure my grandsons haven’t seen this book, so would love to win it for them, thanks!

  4. kathy pease says

    I don’t think my granddaughter has read this series

  5. Joni Chadwell says

    No never read but it looks totally adorable!

  6. Great books to read

  7. Sally Gearhart says

    I don’t think he’s read this series. He reads all the time and loves his 3 cats so he would love these books!

  8. Yes my daughter is a fan of these books!

  9. We’ve actually never read this series before.

  10. Becky Kinard says

    My grand daughter has not read this series but I think she would love it.

  11. Angelica Dimeo says

    No my kids have not read this series

  12. Donna L Holder says

    i have always teached the kids to share. i really watch them

  13. Debbie Erickson says

    We have read a few books in this series – the Christmas one and another one.

  14. My kids haven’t read this series! But they both love cats and would really enjoy it!

  15. katherine hensley says

    we have not ever read this series before

  16. She has read some of the books

  17. No mine have never read the series or any of the books. I think they will enjoy them though.

  18. Tiffane Sloan says

    My kids have never read this at home but may have at school.

  19. No we have never seen this before

  20. We have the bad kitty Christmas story .to show my granddaughter not to be selfish.

  21. My child hasn’t read this series before, but I think she would like it.

  22. I am pretty sure they have not read these books before,

  23. No my kids are in their 20s

  24. My daughter has read and still owns a few Bad Kitty books. My son is starting to read so I’d love to show this one to him as well.

  25. Nancy Burgess says

    My granddaughter hasn’t read this series yet but she would enjoy this book.

  26. Christina moore says

    My granddaughter has never read this book

  27. no we have not.

  28. Gina Ferrell says

    My child has never read this series before.

  29. I don’t think my niece has read any of these, she loves to read and loves animals so I’m sure she would really enjoy them.

  30. Antoinette M says

    No, we have not read this series.

  31. vickie couturier says

    no they havent,this is the first ive heard of this book

  32. They’ve never had it before.

  33. My son has read this series! He likes it.

  34. Neither of the kids are old enough to read yet. My great niece is just learning to read in first grade, right now. 🙂

  35. We have not read any of the books in this series so far.

  36. Derek Miller says

    My son has read this series and even reads it to his little sister, I never saw this book. He absolutely loves the Bad Kitty books.

  37. We have not read any from this series…yet!

  38. We have read books from this series from our local library.

  39. laura feist says

    no she hasn’t read this series

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