All Things Sharing


“Be nice and share!” We’ll look at young children’s sharing squabbles, forced sharing, and better ways to foster generosity in young children. Heather Shumaker, author of the classic book IT’S OK NOT TO SHARE, offers insights on sharing, long turns, and a way out for you to stop being the constant judge and referee.

Heather Shumaker is an author and early childhood speaker. Her renegade parenting books, It’s OK Not to Share and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide, promote play, risk-taking, and emotional and social learning and have been translated into French, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and other languages. Heather is also a children’s fiction author. The Griffins of Castle Cary is an award-winning adventure for kids ages 8-12. Find her Fiction Friday videos on YouTube and weekly podcast Renegade Rules. Learn more at

Note: The session qualifies as approved Nebraska Department Of Education Office Of Early Childhood Automatically Accepted ECE In-Service Training


Learning Goals

Attendees will:

  • Reexamine habits of enforcing sharing
  • Show benefits of child-directed turn taking and practical steps to implement it
  • Examine opportunities for emotional and social learning in child conflicts

Competency Areas

Relationships And Social Emotional Guidance


60 Minutes


  • 9:00 PM Atlantic
  • 8:00 PM Eastern
  • 7:00 PM Central
  • 6:00 PM Mountain
  • 5:00 PM Pacific
  • 10:00 AM July 01, 2020 Sydney, Australia

Additional information


The pricing for this session is in Australian Dollars. $24.00 AUD is approximately $16.50 USD.

Event Details

This is a collaborative live online learning event cohosted by Inspired EC and Explorations Early Learning. Registration is handled through the Inspired EC website. The listed price of $24 is in Australian dollars. That's approximately $15.50 in US dollars.

Date: June 30, 2020

Start time: 07:00 p.m. CDT

End time: 08:00 p.m. CDT

Venue: ZOOM

Directions: Log on for the event 5 minutes before start time at the link provided in the email you'll receive after registering.