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“It’s Mine!!!”

The following piece was copied in it’s entirety from No More Worksheets. It so simply and completely expresses the reality of young children.


by Leslie Sausage  in Property Law from a Young Child’s Perspective

by Leslie Sausage  in Social Skills,Teacher Talk

Age-Appropriate Thinking Socially/Emotionally

1. If I like it, it’s MINE.
2. If it’s in my hand, it’s MINE.
3. If I can take it from you, it’s MINE.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s MINE.
5. If it’s MINE, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I’m doing or building something, all the pieces are MINE.
7. If it looks like it’s mine, it’s MINE.
8. If I saw it first, it’s MINE.
9. If I can see it, it’s MINE.
10. If I think it’s mine, it’s MINE.
11. If I want it, it’s MINE.
12. If I “need it, it’s MINE (yes, I know the difference between “want” and “need”!).
13. If I say it’s mine, it’s MINE.
14. If you don’t stop me from playing with it, it’s MINE.
15. If you tell me I can play with it, it’s MINE.
16. If it will upset me too much when you take it away from me, it’s MINE.
17. If I (think I) can play with it better than you can, it’s MINE.
18. If I play with it long enough, it’s MINE.
19. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes MINE.
20. If it’s broken, it’s yours (no wait, all the pieces are MINE).


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