-"Hey ________, I don't want you to take that from me. I'm still using it."
-"Hey ________, I don't want your hands on me."
-"Hey ________, I want to use that when you're through."
These are examples of how we teach the children in our school to navigate the potentially tricky social situations commonly faced by preschoolers. I find myself amazed daily at how much children are willing to share when not forced to do so.
Please enjoy the following exerpt from a piece entitled What Children Can and Cannot Do (source Daniel J Hodgins). Perhaps it will shed light on our philosophy in this regard.