Your Child Might Be More Possessive About Everything Now

At this stage, your child can be fiercely possessive of the objects and people in their lives. At a playgroup, if one wants what another has, they are likely to wrench it from the other child’s hands, and you find yourself dealing with a tug-of-war.

At the park, a two-year-old sitting on the swing may decide it’s their swing, especially if someone else is interested in having a turn. This is a completely normal and healthy stage, but it can also be annoying for you, as you feel that they need to nip possessive behavior in the bud, before it develops into unmitigated selfishness.

What you need to know 

For children, possession is everything; having an object in your child’s hands means it’s your child’s. Likewise, if someone dares to pick up your child’s blanket, it may no longer be your child’s, in their perception. In time, kids develop a more complex understanding of what ownership means: that your doll is still yours even when someone else is playing with it.

Your Child Might Be More Possessive About Everything Now

It really comes down to patience; After all, possession, ownership, sharing and lending are complex social interactions that are beyond the brainpower of most children. Recognize that this stage will pass and, in time, your child will become a little less territorial and a little more apt to share.

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