A Children's Book About Being Selfish Author:Joy Berry INSIDE THE COVER: — Mine! is the key word in most young children's vocabulary. And abandoning selfishness is often the most difficult step form 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... more » importance and benefits 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 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 necessary, or even appropriate, for children to share everything they 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 is inappropriate. Then, it is important for you to support your child's "selfishness" in these situations just as much as you support his or her unselfishness in other situations.« less