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Ask "What if?" questions to help your child come up with positive solutions to sharing problems that commonly arise. For example, ask: "What if you wanted to play on a swing but your friend wouldn't get off?' "What if there's one cookie left and both you and your sister want it?" "What if you're starting a game and you and your friend want to be first?" These questions would depend on the age of your child, but is a good way to get them thinking about the necessary problem solving skills they need to grow up.



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