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Why learning to share is a crucial life skill, and how to teach it

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Children at modern school facility sharing their food
Children at modern school facility sharing their food

You and your friend barely sit down when the blood-curdling screams start. You rush out to see who's hurt, only to find your two children, each determinedly tugging on one arm of a doll, screaming.

It's a scene that plays itself out in thousands of homes every single day, but that does not stop parents from feeling frustrated and embarrassed.

Being charitable is a sophisticated skill. It's not something that comes naturally to a small child, but with your support and encouragement, he'll eventually start sharing like a boss.

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