Mum splits opinion after saying she encourages her son not to share with others

parenting 24/04/2019

A mum's post about why she refuses to force her son to share his things has gone viral online.

"My child is not required to share with yours" the mum began.

She went on to share how 6 children came up to her son in the playground and demanded he shared his Transformers toys with them.

"He was visibly overwhelmed and clutched them to his chest as the boys reached for them." she continued.

"'You can tell him no Carson,' I said. 'Just say no. You don't have to say anything else."

"Here is the thing though: If I, an adult, walked into the park eating a sandwich, am I required to share my sandwich with strangers in the park? No!"

"Would any well-mannered adult, a stranger, reach out to help themselves to my sandwich, and get huggy if I pulled it away? No again."

"The goal is to teach our children how to function as adults. While I do know some adults who clearly never learned how to share as children, I know far more who don't know how to say no to people, or how to set boundaries, or how to practice self-care. Myself included."

What do you make of the mum's post?

Source: Indy100