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I was reading the most interesting perspective on toddlers and sharing the other day. This one mom in particular doesn’t teach her kids to share, and here’s why. The preschool her child attends, does not encourage sharing. Think this is crazy? Well here me out…

“There is a sharing policy at my son’s preschool. It’s a parent-run co-op, so we have to have policies like this so that we will all handle situations relatively the same way. The policy is that a child can keep a toy as long as they want to. If another child wants the toy, they have to wait until the first child is done with it.”

If a child is playing with a toy, and another child wants to play with that toy, then he/she should wait their turn. She explains that the child should not get the toy simply because he wants it. As you become an adult you don’t get things because you want them, you get them because you work hard, and show up. She goes on to say that, “I think it does a child a great disservice to teach him that he can have something that someone else has, simply because he wants it.”

This is a powerful statement! Don’t you think? I mean when I really thought about it, it does make me slightly uncomfortable to make my children share with other children who decide they want that toy a minute after they started playing with it. Do you all feel the same way? I would love to know your thoughts on sharing below in the comment box.

You can also read the article in full here. Photography by Rebecca Hansen from First Mate Photo

La Petite Peach_Links I love Marthas Vineyard

Although I promised myself I would take a ton of day trips to the Island this summer, I just planned (and paid for, ouch) my extended stay on Martha’s Vineyard for the end of July. I am SO excited, I cannot wait to be there, my favorite place in the world. If you are wondering what some of my favorite local gems are, make sure to check this piece I did for Tell New England Magazine. Instead of a weekend round up, plan your summer vacation right NOW! Everyone needs a break and the summer is the best time to do it.

Photos by Greer Rivera Photography

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Martha’s Vineyard Weekend

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Farmers Market Fashion

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Embroidered Summer Dresses

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Who doesn’t love browsing around a farmers market on an early Saturday morning in the summer?! It’s one of my favorite things to do before I head to the beach. Here are my fashion essential for staying cool and comfy this summer.

Peter Thomas Roth: Radiant instant Mineral Brush-on Bronzer SPF 30, Rosebud Perfume Co.: Rosebud Salve, Scosha: Woven glass bead bracelet, Lanston: High Low Maxi Dress, Oliver Peoples Eyewear: Finley Esq. Sunglasses, Splendid: Crete Flat Sandas, Clare V.: Maison Kenya Bag