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A couple of friends who have babies or toddlers have recently brought up the topic of sharing; more precisely, should we expect young children to share?  One friend feels like a bad mom when her baby snatches his toys away from another baby.  Another mom pointed out that at the playground she always hears moms telling their toddlers: "You need to share; nice children share."

Dr. Montessori observed possessiveness in young children and realized that it stemmed from a lack of opportunities to engag…

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