You can wish your two-year-old could share, but developmentally, she’s not ready. Sharing comes in stages. Young kids can be trained to give up a toy on command to please an adult, but experts on children’s moral development, like William Damon, say a notion of true, altruistic sharing doesn’t begin until elementary-school age. Children younger than five share sometimes, most often to get something they want.
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