being selfish Author:joy berry MINE! is a key word in most young children's vocabulary. And abandoning selfishness is often the most difficult step from early childhood egocentricity toward socialization. Therefore, it is not surprising that many parents have a hard time getting their children to share. — The purpose of this book is to teach children the importance and bene... more »fits of unselfishness. In addition, it provides practical ways for children to share their things.
Reading and discussing this book with your child will help him or her grow from a self-centered, selfish person into an others-oriented, unselfish one. In addition, it will help your child understand the true meaning of the words, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Even though sharing can be good for everyone involved, it is not neccessary, or even appropriate, for children to share everything the possess. Indeed, sometimes it does not benefit anyone for something to be shared. It is important for your child and you to determine what constitutes situations in which sharing in inappropriate. Then, it is important for you to support your child's selfishness in these situations just as much as you supprt his or her unselfishness in other situations.« less