1. Sharing is one of the most important friendship skills that kids need to learn so start early - when your child is two. Get on the floor with your little one and gently roll a ball back and forth between you. "It's my turn, now it's your turn. Roll it back." Your toddler will begin to get the idea that sharing means taking turns.
2. Tell your child to put away any special toys he doesn't want to share before his friend arrives. It helps minimize conflicts.
3. Point out the value of sharing: "Thanks for sharing your Did you see Kevin's big smile?"
4. Make sharing a priority. "Your friend is coming over. I expect you to share."
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